Show will go on – we won’t be beaten by a break-in

Bridget Fraser, chairman of the  Burntisland Community Cinema group
Bridget Fraser, chairman of the Burntisland Community Cinema group

Organisers of the new Burntisland Community Cinema have vowed not to cancel a show planned for this weekend, despite a break-in to its premises on Sunday.

Bridget Fraser, chairman of the cinema group, told the Press that two sheds outside the Toll Centre, one containing toys and equipment for the centre’s popular playgroup, and the other technical equipment vital for the running of the cinema had had their padlocks smashed open overnight on Sunday. While those responsible did not take anything from the playgroup, two small speakers and around 40 metres of cables which link the amplifier to speakers had been taken from the other.

The group was worried it would have to cancel two special Hallowe’en showings planned for Sunday, but after contacting the British Federation of Film Societies which helped it set up, it has managed to get more cables to allow the eagerly anticipated showing to go on.

Bridget explained: “The break-in was horrible, especially as we are doing this for the community of Burntisland, but it could have been much worse.

“The police have been here and taken statements and they are asking if anyone comes across a black holdall with the cables and speakers to get in touch with them or ourselves.

“All the equipment has now been moved into a more secure place.”

Hotel Transylvannia will be shown on Sunday at 3.00 p.m. and The Shining at 8.00 p.m. with doors open in advance fror snacks and drinks.