Our relaxed cinema afternoons have a new venue…all are welcome at St Quivox Church Hall, on the corner of St Quivox and Caerlaverock Road. We needed more space to keep the audience comfortable, and we’re delighted to report that the first cinema afternoon was a big success!
So please, if you’d like to enjoy a film with other people, pop along. We serve refreshments throughout (cakes made for us by Berelands Nursing Home, and tea, coffee and choc ices provided by Sainsburys), the venue is accessible, and because it’s “relaxed” it’s OK to make a bit of noise during the film. No one says “Shush” here! The room isn’t as dark as a traditional cinema, nor is it as loud. We show our films with subtitles, because we want to remove barriers that might stop people from coming to watch a film with us.
We had some new people in the audience last week, and one person said the afternoon was “Treeeeeeeemendous!” (his emphasis). When I asked what he particularly liked, he thought about it before replying with a smile, “The ambience”. He shook my hand, and that’s the best review we could get. It’s not really about the film; it’s about staying connected to the community, and having a welcoming and fun place to go.
The last Friday of every month (aside from Easter and Christmas, check with us for dates), doors open at 1:30pm and the film starts at 2pm. We have a short intermission, and depending on the length of the film, we are finished for 4pm (sometimes earlier).
Next film: Friday 28th February. And we’re showing the Judy Garland film, Meet Me in St Louis.