REMOTE Cinema is about bringing the community together through cinema events and by event we mean watching great films together and creating fun, social events that could include dressing up, food, music, games and other activities, perhaps inspired by the film’s themes.
REMOTE Cinema village committees have been set up and supported by Eden Arts who provide all the equipment; screen, projector, sound system and event dressing. We also provide transport, technical, marketing and promotional assistance to help communities run successful events.
Fifteen villages in Eden are currently signed up to the scheme, all putting on cinema events with their own twist. Each village has an organising group made up of 50% young people. Eden Arts has received funding from The Big Lottery to run the scheme and purchase brand new cinema kit, which will tour the villages of Eden.
If any Eden based residents are interested in getting Remote Cinema in their village please get in touch with Heather Walker at Eden Arts on 01768 899444 or email email@example.com. The Remote Cinema project is funded by The Big Lottery.
Click here to see which Eden villages are part of REMOTE.
FIRST SEASON SUCCESS
“Isn’t it wonderful, a room full of happy people.”
“What a night, absolutely fantastic, what other films have you got planned?”
REMOTE started in September this year and its first season has been a great success. Village communities in Eden have shown over twenty five films this season and the organising committees are busy planning next year’s screenings. Highlights of the first season have included Askham Community Centre having an all-nighter with Lord of the Rings Trilogy, all nine and half hours of it! War Horse at Brough Memorial Hall on remembrance Sunday included young people reading local war veterans diary extracts before the film. Melmerby Village Hall put on a show for Cabaret with a vintage car to welcome people and a live Jazz band to get people into the swing. Appleby Town Hall had a fantastic turn out with over 100 people attending The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The organising committees have been getting hands on and are being trained up to use the cinema equipment independently.
Heather Walker, Project Manager at Eden Arts said “It has been great to see the cinema events so well supported by Eden residents and the events are real social get-togethers. Another key part of the project was getting young people involved and they have been playing a key part in the committees, helping to choose the films, organise the events and set up the technical equipment.”
Coming soon – Skyfall (12A) at Brough, Croglin and Appleby, The King’s Speech (12A) at Brampton. Click here for full programme for Winter 2013.
FULL PROGRAMME OF CINEMA EVENTS CAN BE FOUND HERE.
CLICK HERE FOR REMOTE COMMITTEE MEMBERS AREA