A festival of free movie treats is being provided for children and adults this April as the popular Cornerstone Movie Days return for the spring school holidays courtesy of Cumbernauld Family Hub.
The planned children’s entertainment will have an Easter theme, kicking off with the 2011 fantasy comedy film Hop showing on a large cinema screen at Cornerstone House (1 Esk Walk, Cumbernauld, G67 1BZ) on Monday 11 April 2022 at 1.30pm.
A second helping comes later in the same week as the animated 2018 version of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit screens on Wednesday 13 April 2022 at 1.30pm. 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.
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 29 April 2022 at 1.30pm with a viewing of the classic 1962 romantic comedy That Touch of Mink starring Hollywood legends Cary Grant and Doris Day.
Places for all three 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:
“Cumbernauld Family Hub is seeking to recreate authentic cinema experiences for local children and families next week during the Easter break.
“For Hop and Peter Rabbit, 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 local children and adults 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 Gnomeo and Juliet, Mamma Mia! and Calamity Jane over the past two 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 this summer 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.
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.