The big screen is a big hit with the little ones...

Bridget Fraser with the cinema flyer
Bridget Fraser with the cinema flyer

The big screen has returned to Burntisland – and it’s proving a big hit with a whole new generation of cinema-goers in the town.

Following a successful pilot scheme held in the town’s Toll Centre before the school summer holidays, the new Community Cinema held its first proper screening last weekend, with ‘Finding Nemo’ for the youngsters in the afternoon followed by ‘Les Miserables’ for adults in the evening.

And the children’s show proved a big hit, with around 75 youngsters and parents packing the hall to watch the popular animated film.

Tickets are already selling fast for next month’s show ‘Monsters University’ which is expected to be a sellout, with the hall able to hold a maximum of 95.

Bridget Fraser, chairman of the Community Cinema group, said the organising committee was delighted with the success so far.

“The children’s show was a huge success and almost sold out, and, although we could have done with more in the evening, it will pick up as word gets around about how good it is,” she said.

The children’s shows cost £3, and there is a tuck shop for juice and popcorn, while the evening shows cost £4 and there is a licensed bar for pre show drinks. There are special family and group rates.

The committee is delighted to have received sponsorship from local businesses Time for You and Burntisland Punctures, which has paid for its membership to the British Federation of Film Societies giving it use of an 18 foot screen, projector and sound system.

The next shows will be ‘Monsters University’ and Django Unchained on October 6. Anyone who is interested in getting involved should call (01592) 872854.