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Film Forres presents a new programme


By Garry McCartney

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From left Bob Kenny, Lorna Creswell, Annette Macleod and Brian Hill...Film Forres who have just launched their new programme of screenings...Picture: Becky Saunderson..
From left Bob Kenny, Lorna Creswell, Annette Macleod and Brian Hill...Film Forres who have just launched their new programme of screenings...Picture: Becky Saunderson..

SILVER screen audiences are in for a treat at Forres Town Hall in 2020.

Film Forres have released a new programme of screenings, hoping to build on the success of last year's family nights, matinees for older people and themed shows encouraging group attendance.

Film Forres spokesman Brian Hill said: "We’re still aiming for a screening on the third Saturday every month for over-18s. Now, though, every second month we’ll feature a new and popular film as close to it’s general release date so we can offer films with maximum appeal.

"On the months between, we aim to screen older or classic films to suit different audiences in the community.

"Our Friday night shows for younger audiences will carry on on the first and third Fridays each month, with a summer recess."

Film Forres Presents is showing: Fisherman's Friends (12A, 112min) on Saturday, February 15; and Green Book (12A, 130min) on Friday, March 21.

Film Forres Family will screen Incredibles 2 (PG, 118min) on Friday, February 21; The BFG (PG, 117min) on Friday, March 6; and Brave (PG, 93min) on Friday, March 20.

The King and I (U, 133min) was shown last Thursday afternoon, beginning a series of three matinees for an older audience.

"This is part of our continuing collaboration with Auchernack Trust," said Mr Hill. "The matinees are free and though specifically for groups supported by the Trust, open to anyone else who’d like to come.

"Matinees are important because not everyone finds evening screenings easy to attend. As with the audience Auchernack Trust brings us, transport availability is a determining factor. Not everyone wants to be out and about after dark. Parents with children can find daytime shows very convenient, especially in the school holidays.

"This is the thinking behind our plan to work with Forres Area Community Trust as they develop a Summer Club to support busy parents during the school holidays. Matinee screenings will be part of that offering."

Film Forres plan to approach local businesses and other groups with a view to sponsoring selected evenings.

"This could be to a product or activity-related and possibly themed with added features if necessary," finished Mr Hill.

"We want to use this year to get the frequency of over-18s and Friday shows firmly established. Along with this we want to build our matinee programme and more sponsored film nights."


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