Cinema-goers who use the RBS Screen Machine are being asked for their views on everything about the mobile auditorium.

The big blue bus brings an 80-seat digital cinema to the islands, calling in Tarbert, Castlebay and locations the length of the Uists. Screen fare includes box-office blockbusters, family entertainment and small-budget art films, carefully selected to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.

Now Screen Machine are asking for viewers to tell them what they think on everything from accessibility to zombie films, with an online survey about the Screen Machine experience.

Each year the survey has a specific focus, and this year they’re looking at how the Screen Machine can support local communities.

Inititiatives such as dementia-friendly events with Screen Memories Scotland and special schools’ screenings already run alongside thematic programmes, like the ‘Shore’ event, focusing on Marine Protection Areas on the west coast, which recently came to Castlebay.

Organisers said: “We know we could do much more, and make the Screen Machine even more relevant to the widest possible audiences in the communities we visit. Please help us by encouraging everyone over 18 in your family to complete the survey: everyone will have their own reasons for why they do, or don’t, visit the Screen Machine!”

The survey has to be completed by noon on Monday 8th October and those who do participate are in with the chance of winning a £25 Amazon voucher.

You can find the survey by following this link: https://www.screenmachine.co.uk/smas2018/