Following the installation of a top of the range HD projector, the Chantry Centre in Dursley is looking for people who would be interested in setting up a community cinema for the town.
Community cinemas are becoming increasingly popular, with over 600 of them already in existence around the country. They are particularly valued in small towns and rural communities, both giving access to the cinema to those who cannot travel further afield as well as catering for a wide range of ages and tastes.
A meeting will be held on Sunday 28th September at 3:30pm for people who would be interested in finding out more and to see the facilities in place at the moment.
Establishing a community cinema requires a strong and committed team of volunteers and the management committee of the Chantry Centre are keen to hear from anyone who would like to get involved. Spokesman Adrian Judge said:
“The Chantry Centre has the potential to be an excellent community cinema providing films for all ages especially for those who find it difficult to travel. Dursley used to have a cinema and it would be great to be able to have this again in the town.
Setting up a community cinema involves all kinds of decision such as what films to put on, what type of license to apply for as well as ensuring the right equipment and stewards are in place. The more people we can involve the easier it will be, and we can ensure that the best is made from this wonderful opportunity.”
This comes as part of a larger project which sees the Chantry Centre working in partnership with award winning local community organisation World Jungle, with the hope of establishing the Chantry Centre as an active community resource which is used by all sections of the community throughout the daytime, evenings and over the weekend.
For more information on getting involved, please come along to the open meeting or contact Ben Ward at World Jungle on 07889 512644 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .