Blockbusters coming to the Dalrymple Hall

The Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre, Fraserburgh.
The Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre, Fraserburgh.

Fraserburgh residents will have the chance to view two of Hollywood’s latest blockbusters next weekend when Dalrymple Hall hosts screenings of ‘The Boxtrolls’ and ‘What We Did on Our Holiday’.

The screenings, being shown courtesy of Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society, will take place at 3.30pm and 7pm respectively on Saturday, October 18.

The films are being shown in Fraserburgh as part of Aberdeenshire Council’s Regeneration Plan to improve entertainment facilities in the town centre.

‘The Boxtrolls’ is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class and the stinkiest of fine cheeses.

Legend has it that beneath the town’s charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear, their children and their cheeses.

In fact, the Boxtrolls are a community of quirky and lovable oddballs who have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs, who they must turn to for help when they are targeted by a villainous pest exterminator, Archibald Snatcher (voiced by Academy Award-winner Ben Kingsley).

In ‘What We Did on Our Holiday’, Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) birthday party.

It’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping a secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability …

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

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

Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society member, Alice Irvine, said: “We have been so pleased that over the course of the summer the latest film showings have proved popular with the Fraserburgh community.

“’What We Did on Our Holiday’ was chosen by the audience at our screening of ‘Jersey Boys’ so it is expected that there will be a lot of interest in this film.”

Tickets are being distributed in advance of the screenings by Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society at Dalrymple Hall and R&S Dyga newsagents on Broad Street, Fraserburgh or can be purchased on the door.

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

To see the films’ trailers courtesy of Film Mobile Scotland please visit