The RBS Screen Machine is heading towards Castlebay, with a two day programme of big films, family entertainment and a close-up look at marine conservation.

The 80-seater mobile cinema is scheduled to arrive in Castlebay on Friday September 7th and will open its programme at 5.30pm with Incredibles 2, pitting the incredible Parr family against a new super-villain.

The first of two showings of Mamma Mia (Here We Go Again) is at 8.30pm the same night, offering a new dose of essential singalong Abba numbers, a love triangle and a cameo performance by Cher. Mamma Mia will show for a second time on Saturday 8th September at 5.30pm.

Before that, at 2pm on Saturday, film and conversation form part of a touring project called ‘Shore: How We See the Sea’.

The project reflects Scotland’s coastal communities’ responses to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) four years after their legal designation in 2014.

Two new films will be shown – Margaret Salmon’s ‘Chladach’ is an observational portrait of the shoreline of the Wester Ross Marine Protected Area and the community bordering it in Ullapool. The second film, ‘I walk there every day but never saw it that way’, is directed by Ed Webb-Ingall and made with the participation of Arran residents. It asks “Who does the sea belong to?”, “How do you use the sea?” and “How do you protect the sea?”

Castlebay’s Screen Machine weekend concludes on Saturday September 8th at 8.30pm with the all-action Hollywood blockbuster Mission Impossible – Fallout, starring Tom Cruise.

You can find out more about all the films and book tickets online at https://www.screenmachine.co.uk/locations/castlebay/

 At least eight tickets for each showing are kept back as ‘on-the-door’ tickets to be sold 30 minutes before the screening starts for cash only.