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Banffshire Coast News

Movies Return to Banff

Big-screen cinema is returning to Banff in November 2013 for the first time since The Picture House closed almost 40 years ago.

Local businessman John Strachan and his wife, Dana, who own the Strachan Pharmacy stores in Banff and Turriff, have teamed up with the Riverside Church and screening company Film Mobile Scotland to screen six of the latest blockbuster movies at three Banff Cinema film nights over the next two months.

And a good response from the local public will see the film nights extended into 2014 and beyond.

The Riverside Church's Harvest Centre on Castle Street will be transformed into a cinema showing two films - one for children - back-to-back on selected evenings through November and December.  The first screening will be on Wednesday 13th November, when "Sunshine on Leith", a musical based on the music of The Proclaimers, will be the first big feature to be shown at 7.30 p.m.  It will be preceded by "Turbo", an animated film for children at 5.30 p.m.

The other scheduled dates are:-

Monday 2nd December:  5.30 p.m.:  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 - a children's animated film, followed at 7.30 p.m. by Philomena - starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan

Monday 30th December:  5.30 p.m.:  Frozen - a children's comedy adventure, followed at 7.30 p.m. by Saving Mr Banks - starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thomson.

Tickets are priced at £6 for adults, and £5 for children; they can be purchased from the Strachan Pharmacy stores in Banff and Turriff, and from the Harvest Centre, Castle Street in Banff.

Snacks will be on sale at screenings, and only food purchased at venue can be consumed on the premises.

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