Silver screen to come to the Broch

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

As part of ongoing regeneration work in Fraserburgh, two of the latest Hollywood blockbusters will be showing in the town around Christmas.

Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society has been working with Aberdeenshire Council’s Regeneration Action Plan team on a pilot to bring the movies to locals.

On Friday, December 27, the Dalrymple Hall will host showings of Disney’s new animation ‘Frozen’, a tale loosely based around Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale of The Snow Queen.

Also showing will be ‘Saving Mr Banks’, a comedy drama about the development of author P L Travers’ story about Mary Poppins.

Commenting, Regeneration Officer Gillian Bain said: “The regeneration action plan for Fraserburgh recognises that regeneration is not just about buildings and the economy, but about communities and especially an active town centre.

“Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society has been delivering a successful movie programme for many years but we identified an opportunity to take it to the next level by getting access to the very latest releases along with the equipment to deliver the best sound and viewing quality.

“If the December showing proves to be a success we hope a regular programme can be established to encourage activity in the town centre and provide new services for residents.”

Equipment and distribution of the movies is being handled by Film Mobile Scotland who already provide the service in other areas of Aberdeenshire.

John Gibson from Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society said: “December is a busy time for us but we think this will complement our annual panto programme very well and we look forward to seeing the results of the pilot programme.

“The tickets will be priced above our usual programme to reflect the costs of showing the latest releases, but we don’t think that will put people off if they are getting to see movies recently launched and not yet available in other media.”

Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society is distributing tickets, which are available at Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh, and R & S Dyga (Newsagent), Broad Street, Fraserburgh, from Saturday, December 7.

‘Frozen’ will be shown at 4pm with ‘Saving Mr Banks’ showing at 7pm.

Only 200 tickets will be available for each movie so prospective cinema goers will have to move fast.

Tickets are priced at £5.50 for adults and £4.50 for children and other concessions.

If ‘Frozen’ proves to be a sellout contingency plans are being considered for an earlier matinee showing.