Dalrymple Hall to host blockbusters

Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre.
Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre.

Two of Hollywood’s latest blockbusters are to be shown in Fraserburgh as part of the Council’s Regeneration Action Plan to improve entertainment facilities in the town.

Dalrymple Hall will host screenings of ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and ‘Jersey Boys’ courtesy of Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society at 3pm and 6pm respectively on Saturday, August 16.

‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’, which was released in June this year, is the sequel to the 2010 film about Hiccup, a young Viking, and his efforts to train and gain acceptance for Toothless, his dragon.

The sequel, set five years on, sees Hiccup and Toothless facing new enemies who want to destroy their village and capture the dragons.

‘Jersey Boys’, directed by Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood, is the silver-screen adaptation of the Tony award-winning musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their struggle to make it in the music business.

Aberdeenshire Council’s regeneration officer for Fraserburgh, Debra Campbell, said: “Regeneration is not just about buildings and the economy but also about how arts, culture and entertainment can play a role in communities.

“By working with Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society which has been delivering a successful movie programme for many years, the very latest releases are being brought to the town and access to equipment ensures the best sound and viewing quality is delivered.”

Equipment and distribution of the films are handled by Film Mobile Scotland who already provide similar services in other areas of Aberdeenshire, including Aboyne and Peterhead.

Tickets are priced at £5.50 for adults and £4.50 for children and other concessions. Family tickets (two adults and two children) can be purchased for £18.

Tickets are being distributed by Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society at Dalrymple Hall and newsagent’s R&S Dyga on Broad Street, Fraserburgh. Tickets can also be purchased on the door.