Govan Housing Association’s community inclusion team hosted a community cinema screening which offered local tenants and the wider community the opportunity to watch two of the latest films free of charge.
Held at the Pearce Institute with technical support from Indy Cinema, tickets for the event sold out in just a week with many of them going to families so they could enjoy Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker and Cats with zero cost.
The event was part of a wider community cinema project ran in partnership with NSPCC Scotland and Govan and Linthouse Parish Church, which offers free DVD, based cinema screenings to families on the last Thursday of every month.
The team are currently planning a follow-up screening of 1917; screening on February 20 at the Pearce Institute.
One attendee said: “Everything was fantastic. I know that people do find cinema prices ridiculous as I myself do. To have the change of experiencing new release films which appeal to families is excellent.”
Rory Brown, community inclusion assistant, added: “This project has been a culmination of some really hard work from the partnership and we were so happy that people came along and enjoyed these films. Going to the cinema is an expensive thing, especially for families and through projects like this we hope to reduce these costs to our local tenants and communities.”
Fiona McTaggart, chief executive of Govan Housing Association, said: “Thanks to Rory and Indy Cinema the event was an outstanding success with families enjoying a free cinema experience within their own community at no cost. The association is excited about delivering future cinema experiences. Great job Rory. Look out for the next showing and be sure to get your tickets quick.”