Details announced for Fishwick community cinema project

Posted on - 19th November, 2013 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Fishwick, Things to Do in and around Preston



A community cinema project has announced more details about its big screen lineup.

Cinema Around The Corner runs in Fishwick from Wednesday 4 December to Sunday 8 December.

St Matthew’s Mission on Acregate Lane becomes a community cinema as a range of other activities also take place.

On Wednesday 4 December young people in the area are being invited to help spray and build a graffiti doorway.

Plus the Preston Pirates and Preston Rollergirls are to be on hand.

Thursday 5 November is to be a late night lounge, a 15+ event with edgy films and features co-programmed by Narcotic Anonymous.

It’s Bollywood night on Friday from 6pm to 7.30pm with showings of English Vinglish, Chalo dilli, Love AAJ KAL and Namastey London.

On Saturday 7 December there will be a day of retro video games for all the family.

Sunday marks the end of the five days of film and it’ll be a day of finding out what activities you can do in the local area.

The majority of events in the project will be free.

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.”

One of the former Fishwick cinemas - the Continental

One of the former Fishwick cinemas – the Continental

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.”

You can find more information about the project on Facebook.

Funding for the films comes from the British Film Institute and the project is co-ordinated by local arts group They Eat Culture.

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