Warcop Parish Hall Awarded Cinema Equipment

Last January, the Warcop Parish Hall Events Committee, launched the Warcop Remote Cinema, with support from the BFI (British Film Institute) and Eden Arts.  Since then, the regular screenings have proved very popular and attracted great support from residents of Warcop, Sandford and other surrounding villages. Given our nearest cinema is 20 miles away in Penrith, people really appreciate access to recent film releases being screened on their doorstep.  Remote Cinema brings together members of the community in a shared experience, but also provides a wonderful social event that helps breakdown rural isolation.

In September, we were made aware of the BFI Neighbourhood Cinema Equipment Fund and were encouraged by Eden Arts to apply. We are therefore delighted to announce our application has been successful and we have been awarded our own cinema equipment. This will comprise a state of the art digital projector, blue-ray player, screen, speakers and mobile cabinet.  While the equipment will be used predominantly for film screenings, it will be an asset for the Hall and community groups wishing to make presentations, talks etc. will be able to have access to it.

If you haven’t yet given the Remote Cinema go, we think you might be surprised by how good it is. If you would like to be kept informed of screenings email your details to warcopcinema@outlook.com check your village notice boards regularly, access our website www.warcop.org.uk  or look in the Parish Magazine – The Way. The next screening with be on 19 January, 2017 at 7.15pm and will be The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslett. We look forward to seeing you there.

Susan Coffer