/

Libraries to screen films for those who struggle to access cinemas

2 mins read
Please share the news

Film screenings will be held at libraries in North Yorkshire for residents who find it difficult to access cinemas.

Starting this month, , , Selby and Pickering libraries will offer two screenings each month as part of the inclusive More Than Movies project.

One film will be for older people with memory problems, their partners, family members and carers. The other will be a relaxed screening for families who have a child with autism or other special needs.

The showings will be more informal than the cinema, with room to move about, brighter lighting and no need to be silent. There will be a chance to chat during the interval over refreshments, and activities related to the film will be available to do on the day or to take home.

County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said:

We are pleased to support this inclusive and social initiative, which will allow those who don’t normally go to the cinema the chance to see some much-loved films on the big screen.

From Calamity Jane to Sunshine on Leith, the programme is sure to have something for everyone. Screening films will encourage a new audience to use their local libraries, which are at the heart of our communities.

All showings are free but booking is essential as spaces are limited. Donations for refreshments will be welcome.

For dates of showings and to book your seat, visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/libraries-news-and-events




Please share the news

 

Support the Harrogate Informer

The Harrogate Informer is asking our readers to support local independent journalism.

We are editorially independent and publish without bias or influence – there is not a rich investor or shareholders that we answer to.

Good journalism is a valuable part of a community, but we want to do more.

Good journalism is about meeting people and covering a story. Our aim is to offer a wide range of news items and present them in an interesting way for all ages.

We are asking our readers to make a small donation, either as a one-off donation or a regular donation each month. Support can be from as little as £1

All contributions are appreciated, whether big or small. It enables us to expand the work that we are already doing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

west end avenue harrogate hole
Previous Story

West End Avenue hole in road surface is due to damaged surface water sewer

harrogate town
Next Story

Harrogate Town 0 - 2 Dover Athletic