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Saturday, April 18, 2015

New cinema event planned for town

A new community cinema is due to open in the town this summer.
Arranged in conjunction with the Llangollen Fringe Festival, it will be based at the Town Hall.
Called ‘New Dot Cinema, Llangollen’ and aims to bring together all ages in a friendly, atmospheric setting.
The first cinema event is planned for the evening of Wednesday July 15, time to be confirmed.
The scheme is the brainchild of a Llangollen-based volunteer group who say they are keen to bring film-going back to town.
Committee member Kirsty Burrell said: "We're a small group who've come together to run a not-for-profit community cinema, staffed entirely by volunteers.
"Any surplus funds we raise will go towards putting on future shows and improving the cinematic experience for the town.”
As well as Kirsty, the group also includes local artist Simon Proffitt who said: "Quite a few people had mentioned recently that they’d like somewhere to watch films in town, so we got together and set up a community cinema.”
The night will be run as a pop-up event in the Victorian Town Hall on Castle Street.
Simon added: “It's already a beautiful old building, and we plan to show-off its character with atmospheric lighting and decor. The original red velvet seats on the balcony will offer a great view of the screen and cabaret-style seating."
The identity of New Dot Cinema’s first feature film will be revealed this coming Monday, April 20, at 7pm, during a Pavilion-based event organised by Llangollen Fringe - all are welcome. 
According to Simon, the name New Dot  was inspired by the former Dorothy Cinema on Castle Street, which is now Cafe & Books.
He said: "We wanted to respectfully acknowledge the town's original cinema that many people have such fond memories of.
"The old Dorothy was opened in the 1930s, during the heyday of cinema, by the Horspool family. "Llangollen Museum has a good display of original film programmes and old photos from the Dorothy that has been donated not so long ago by Fraser Horspool."
* More details will be available on the website or via facebook: /newdotcinema and twitter: @newdotcinema

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic idea - I hope you get lots of support , I will definitely come to see ' The Artist " in July .