A special free movie treat is being provided for children and families during the upcoming mid-term school holiday in Cumbernauld town centre with a showing of the classic animated movie ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’.
The popular Cornerstone Family Movie Days are returning this February as part of Cumbernauld Family Hub, with the film treat for children showing on a large cinema screen on Wednesday 16 February 2022 at 1.30pm at Cornerstone House (1 Esk Walk, Cumbernauld, G67 1BZ).
The movie fun this month is not just for children though, with a free cinema day for adults also being hosted once the schools go back on Friday 25 February 2022 at 1.00pm with a screening of the 2008 musical romantic comedy classic Mamma Mia!.
Places for both Movie Days will be provided on a first come first served basis and must be booked in advance by emailing email@example.com. Please state in your email how many children and adults will be attending, the ages of the children and any special requirements.
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 250 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.
Movie Days have been a successful part of the project during school holidays over the past five years. Karen Lawson, Project Coordinator for Cumbernauld Family Hub at Cornerstone House Centre, commented:
“Cumbernauld Family Hub is delighted to be able to provide its first Cornerstone Family Movie Days since COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have eased during February.
“Children are invited to come along with a parent or guardian for a 1.30pm start on Wednesday 16 February 2022, with Cornerstone House Centre seeking to recreate an authentic cinema experience for families on the day.
“The movie is classified as a ‘U’ film, suitable for audiences aged four years and over. Children in attendance must be accompanied by an adult 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 local children and adults for what we anticipate will be entertaining and enjoyable days facilitated in a friendly and informal environment.”
The film showings are just part of a 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 this Easter whilst Kids Can Cook Café, where parents and children are supported to make simple meals together, is also being planned for later in the year. Bookbug Sessions are also being regularly scheduled this year at Cornerstone House for parents with pre-school aged children.