Film nights to kick off with The Greatest Showman

Caistor Community Cinema is preparing to host a demonstration film show on Saturday (May 26th 2018).

The idea is to show people how the film nights will work if the group reaches its fundraising target.

Popular movie, The Greatest Showman, has been selected for the demonstration, to be held at Caistor Town Hall.

Entry will be by donations only to the first 200 people who arrive at the hall. Doors open at 6pm, with the film to start at 6.30pm.

The group was set up in February this year and is trying to raise £14,000 for a projector, amplifier, speakers and screen.

There are signs that the cinema group have made a great choice in selecting The Greatest Showman. Earlier in the week, and completely by coincidence, a Caistor resident was praising the movie on her Facebook timeline.

It is hoped surrounding villages will benefit from the cinema group’s equipment, which is intended to be mobile. Community groups are expected to have the opportunity to raise money for local causes at film nights by selling refreshments.

In April, the group confirmed it had won £8,000 in funding support from West Lindsey District Council’s Large Community Grants Scheme.

It was the last time the council’s scheme was in operation, and it received more applications than normal.

At least £2,000 has been raised in pledges from Caistor and District Lions, local businesses and a GoFundMe campaign,

Saturday’s screening will be via some of the group’s recently-purchased equipment, but it will also be supported by Sheffield’s Cinema For All, which is leasing out other equipment at favourable rates.

A local Scouts group will be selling popcorn at Saturday’s interval to help raise money for an overseas trip.

Members of the audience at Saturday’s screening will also be asked to fill in a questionnaire and buckets will be left at strategic places to collect donations.

Shona Wall

Editor of Caistor Citizen Shona Wall is an NCTJ trained journalist and has worked for many local and national newspapers

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