Free films will help gauge community's cinema interest
MOVIE lovers in Tranent are being invited to a free double-film screening at the Fraser Centre to gauge whether there is enough support for the revival of a cinema in the town.
The three-storey building was formerly the Winton Cinema - known locally as the 'Cuds' - from 1921 until 1972, when the film house closed down.
Volunteers hope to redevelop the Fraser Centre on Winton Place into a facility offering arts and entertainment - such as films, theatre productions and live music - and a base for adult learning workshops and other community learning activities.
On June 22, with help from members of East Linton's Pix in the Stix community cinema, who are providing equipment for the screening, the venue will show family-friendly comedy The Muppets at 4pm, followed by critically acclaimed, multi-Oscar-winning silent film The Artist at 7.15pm.
Jonny Russell, who has been spearheading the refurbishment project, said: "This is a free event but donations will be gratefully received to help bring the Winton Cinema 'Back to the Future'.
"This is really a trial run for the 'Fraser Flix' project so we're hoping that people in the town will come out to support the event and we end up with a packed hall. All are very much welcome."
He added: "The Fraser Centre Community Trust would also like to thank those who supported us at the Tranent Children's Gala Day on Saturday.
"We were promoting our open day but were gifted loads of prizes from Pencaitland resident Brian Tannerhill.
"We set up a tombola with his donation of prizes and sold popcorn and made £300 to help the redevelopment work."
Though entry to the movie screening event is free, anyone wishing to attend must book tickets in advance.
To do so, visit www.amiando.com/QSKKYQZ.html
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