Feeling glum as the reality of winter kicks in again after the Christmas and New Year period? Why not give yourself a lift by joining Cornerstone House Centre for its first free Movie Day of the year for adults?
Cumbernauld Family Hub will be showing the feel-good romantic comedy The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on a large cinema screen on Friday 27 January 2023 at 1.00pm at Cornerstone House (1 Esk Walk, Cumbernauld, G67 1BZ).
The 2015 movie, which has a star-studded cast that includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Richard Gere, is a sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The light-hearted flick picks up the story of a group of British pensioners enjoying shenanigans in their retirement.
As before, places for the Movie Day are cost-free and 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 adults will be attending and if you have any special requirements. Karen Lawson, Project Coordinator for Cumbernauld Family Hub at Cornerstone House Centre, commented:
“With families feeling the effects of inflation and ever-rising prices, a trip to the cinema is unfortunately not as affordable as it used to be for people living in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and surrounding villages, especially with the nearest cinemas being located in Glasgow, Coatbridge and Falkirk.
“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the latest in a series of film treats provided by Cornerstone House Centre for Cumbernauld citizens, following showings of The Greatest Showman, Pillow Talk, Some Like It Hot, Singin’ In The Rain, Mamma Mia!, Calamity Jane and That Touch of Mink over the past year.
“Our popular Movie Days are made possible thanks to a state-of-the-art contemporary digital cinema projection screen that was fitted last year within Cornerstone House. This can also be utilised by organisations and individuals across Greater Cumbernauld for other community purposes upon request.
“Cumbernauld Family Hub is seeking to recreate authentic cinema experiences for local people, and we hope to bring some cheer to those facing challenging times at the moment due to the cost of living crisis and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The movie fun is not just for adults though, with free cinema days for children and families also in the pipeline for the upcoming February school holiday. Indeed, these are just part of a range of activities and sessions being scheduled for families at Cornerstone House during term-time and school holidays during 2023.
Meanwhile, parents can also tap into other key resources provided by Cornerstone House Centre as part of Cumbernauld Family Hub. Examples of free activities currently provided include Bookbug, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Living Life to the Full.
Family Hub activities, which are made possible thanks to investment from The National Lottery Community Fund, are planned to be informal, practical and interrelated, making the learning fun and interactive. In particular, services are tailored to benefit those experiencing difficulties as a result of factors such as poverty, housing problems, relationship issues, lack of educational attainment and unemployment.
For further information about scheduled Movie Days and other planned activities for local families, please contact Cornerstone House Centre on 01236 739220 or email email@example.com. The organisation can also be contacted via its Facebook page or using this online contact form.