Brand New Community Cinema Project To Hit Nantwich
‘Nantwich Family Films @ 4’ is a community cinema project in Nantwich and opens its doors on January 19th.
Nantwich has a population of around 20,000 yet does not have a dedicated cinema.
The groups aim is to provide a local and low cost regular screening of films for families, for whom the cost of seeing a film at a multiplex cinema would leave them little change from £50.
The idea came from surveying the community, and finding this was a real gap locally.
Over 30 people attended a trial run in November.
The venue is Nantwich Methodist Church on Hospital Street which underwent a refurbishment about 5-6 years ago and has a modern multi-purpose hall with great facilities which provides a great location for such a project.
The group have received funding from Nantwich Town Council, Nantwich Rotary, the Rank Foundation, the Co-Operative Community Fund, Chester & Stoke on Trent Methodist District Families Fund, and Cheshire South Methodist Circuit which has enabled them to get the project off the ground, including purchasing a 4m wide screen.
Films will be screened on the 3rd Sunday of each month, with Sunday 19th January seeing the launch of the project with Disney’s ‘Wreck it Ralph’.
Screenings take place at 4pm, with doors opening at 3.45pm.
Family tickets which cover up to 2 adults and 4 children are just £10 per family, and individual tickets cost just £3.
Refreshments are on sale at low cost, and face painting is also available from 3.15pm for those who would like to get into the spirit of the film!
The launch event on 19 January will be officially opened by the local MP, Edward Timpson