Halkyn Village Hall

Halkyn Village Hall

A community cinema could be on the cards for Halkyn as residents host a meeting on proposals to bring a big screen to the area.

There are more than 600 community cinemas across the UK set up in towns and villages where the nearest commercial cinema is located well over 10 miles away.

As well as offering the opportunity to watch a range of films, documentaries and animations in a cinema setting, they also provide opportunities to discuss and debate films and create connections between people who might otherwise be isolated.

A meeting will be held tonight (Thursday) at Halkyn Village Hall to explore the idea of starting up a cinema and whether or not it is something that the people of Halkyn Mountain want.

If there is support for the plans, a committee or working group will be formed to move the project forward to seek funding and identify suitable venues for the screenings.

Clare Madders is one of the people behind the idea.

She says that the project is still in the very early stages but that they are hoping to be able to move it forward in coming weeks.

She said: “A community cinema is a volunteer-led and non-profit organisation that shows films in its community.

“These cinemas can show a whole range of films, including blockbusters and new releases as well as classics, documentaries and animations.”

The meeting is due to take place at the village hall at 7pm.

Clare added: “We are also looking for people to be part of the working group to try and take this idea forward so please do let us know if you would be interested in helping in this way.”

For information, email mountaincinema@yahoo.co.uk or visit www.halkyn.org .