A brace of free movie treats is being provided for children and families as the popular Cornerstone Movie Days return for the final two weeks of school holidays courtesy of Cumbernauld Family Hub.
The planned children’s entertainment will have an animated theme, kicking off with the feature-length film version of Wallace and Gromit showing on a large cinema screen at Cornerstone House (1 Esk Walk, Cumbernauld, G67 1BZ) on Wednesday 2 August 2023 at 12.30pm.
The movie centres on the adventures of popular due of Wallace, a good-natured, eccentric, cheese-loving inventor, and Gromit, his loyal and intelligent dog. Their films have received critical acclaim, with the characters described as positive and captivating figures of both British culture and British people in general.
A second helping comes the following week as the 2018 children’s mystery comedy Sherlock Gnomes. screens on Monday 7 August 2023 at 12.30pm. Both movies are rated PG (Parental Guidance), meaning that whilst content should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older, parents are advised to consider whether younger or more sensitive children may experience upset.
Places for both Movie Days will be provided on a first come first served basis and must be booked in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state in your email how many children and adults will be attending, the ages of the children and any special requirements.
Movie Days have been a successful part of Cornerstone House Centre’s portfolio of services during school holidays over the past five years. Mary McNeil, Manager at Cornerstone House Centre, commented:
“As the school holidays draw to a close, Cumbernauld Family Hub once again seeking to recreate authentic cinema experiences for local children and families.
“For Wallace and Gromit and Sherlock Gnomes, children in attendance must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the movie showings.
“Tickets must be booked in advance but are free of charge, providing parents on lower incomes with an opportunity to bring their children to a fun, safe and organised family event without the pressures of financial burdens.
“We look forward to welcoming family members for what we anticipate will be entertaining and enjoyable days facilitated in a friendly and informal environment.”
The latest film events follow on from successful and well-attended showings of A Bug Life, Gnomeo and Juliet, Mamma Mia! and Calamity Jane over the past few months. Movie Days are part of a wider range of activities and sessions being scheduled for families at Cornerstone House during term-time and school holidays this year.
Creative Kids, an arts and crafts session which encourages parents and children to get creative together, will return later this year whilst Kids Can Cook Café, where parents and children are supported to make simple meals together, is also being planned for the second half of 2023. Bookbug Sessions are also being regularly scheduled this year at Cornerstone House for parents with pre-school aged children.
Cumbernauld Family Hub, supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, provides a fresh and innovative family support resource for the Cumbernauld area, incorporating a range of activities which create interesting and unique personal development opportunities for local families.
The Family Hub has supported over 300 parents and children since its establishment in 2017, and has been successful in helping create bonds between people facing similar problems and building bridges that assist understanding and interaction in relation to family development. It has also helped families to set goals and promote confidence that their aspirations can be achieved.