Films are set to be screened in an area of Preston which has been without a cinema for decades.Advertisement
Fishwick, which used to have three film theatres, will have movie screenings throughout December as part of the Cinema Around the Corner project.
St Matthew’s Mission on Acregate Lane is to be the venue for the community project.
Bob Fletcher, treasurer of Friends of Fishwick and St Matthews, said: “There used to be three cinemas in this area in the past, now there are none and the nearest one is two bus rides away. Also there are not many families in our area now, who can afford the £30 – £40 cost of a visit to these new multi screen cinemas of today.”
The project follows the Cinema at the Steps screenings as part of the Harris Flights put on by arts group They Eat Culture.
Hollywood favourites to foreign-language gems are all to be shown from Wednesday 4 December to Sunday 8 December.
Community development worker Danny Walsh said: “The Cinema Around the Corner will bring a new and exciting splash of culture to an area that gets nothing normally and no access to the arts.”
Organisers want to hear from local residents about what films they’d like to see shown, and also get involved in putting on the showings.
Anyone can email [email protected] for details about what’s involved and also give their suggestions for what should be on the big screen.
The exact schedule of what films are to be shown and when will be released nearer the time.
Funding for the films comes from the British Film Institute.
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