An Lanntair is due to open their new Pocket Cinema on July 29 in their Community Room, with a free showing of a surprise Scottish cult classic film.
The Pocket Cinema will be situated in An Lanntair's Community Room, which has been adapted to accommodate a pop-up cinema with velvet curtains, black-out blinds and comfy seating.
The Pocket Cinema’s regular screenings will all be free, and will include several types of screenings:
High Noon Tea – classic films served with tea and cake (£2 for the tea and cake)
Withnail and Pie – cult films, served with pie!
The Parent Nap – free films for kids and their carers, to give the adults a break to relax. Suitable for kids up to the age of 5, An Lanntair will screen a film (12A and under) for the adults, while the kids draw and play.
The Pocket Cinema Club - here, you can watch recent releases that An Lanntair hasn’t so far been able to screen. You can discuss the films after, with a cup of tea and something to eat.
Elly Fletcher CEO of An Lanntair said: “I am so delighted to see The Pocket Cinema launch this month. It promises to bring something really special to An Lanntair’s audiences - whether you join the Pocket Cinema Club or you drop in to our afternoon tea classic screenings, this super new initiative will offer something truly unique for everyone. A great opportunity for audiences to get together and watch, explore and talk about film in all kinds of new and different ways!”
The Pocket cinema has been made possible by equipment provided by the BFI as part of their Neighbourhood Cinema scheme, and with funding from Film Hub Scotland, a part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network. The Film Audience Network is a nation-wide initiative to connect venues and enable film exhibitors to work together in catering for the UK’s diverse audiences. Film Hub’s support of The Pocket Cinema is intended to improve the amount and quality of films being enjoyed on the Isle of Lewis and Harris.
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