Lend helping hand at community cinema

The Rev Diane Westmoreland.
The Rev Diane Westmoreland.

Volunteers are wanted to join a recently-established community cinema, to help it go from strength to strength.

The venture in Amble has been running regularly for a number of months, having been trialled in the autumn.

Monthly screenings take place in the Parish Hall, on Dovecote Street, courtesy of the town’s St Cuthbert’s Church

Things have been ticking over nicely, but Rev Diane Westmoreland does not want to rest on her laurels and is keen to build on the positive start.

She said: “We have built up a small core of people who know it is happening and have been supporting it, but it would be nice to have more people coming along.

“And if anyone would like to be involved in helping the community cinema, then that would be great. If we had more volunteers, then we might be able to show more films, more often.”

Rev Westmoreland says the aim is to show a range of movies. It is hoped that the community cinema will prevent people from having to travel further afield.

She said: “We are trying to show fairly recent films that people might not have had an opportunity to see in places such as Alnwick or Newcastle.

“We are trying to show movies of a good quality and a good variety, with a mixture of well known and lesser-known films. We want to provide more entertainment for local folk so they don’t have to travel elsewhere.”

People are being encouraged to complete a questionnaire, which is available in St Cuthbert’s Church, to say which films they would like to see.