I am really keen to help support the work of the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust who have instigated the New Town Community Cinema in the historic building of the Glasite Meeting House at 33 Barony Street. I am involved with matching food to the film – so watch this space -at the moment I am hunting down Italian restaurants who would like to be involved, then next will be Argentinian, Indian and Iranian themed food and drinks.
The Trust is running a series of seven films revolving round different cities on every second Friday. This Friday, 11 March, The Community Cinema is showing The Great Beauty a 2013 Italian film co-written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Filmed in Rome this sumptuous film glorifies all things Italian and was premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
How it works: The Glasite Meeting house opens for business at 7pm – customers are able to buy wine and food in the upstairs drawing room, then the film starts at 7.30 shown in the Meeting Hall on the ground floor with a half hour interval where customers retire again to the stunning drawing room for wine and food then watch the rest of the film.
Films for the rest of the season include: 25th March Nine Queens set in Argentina, 8th April Monsoon Wedding and 22 April Taxi set in iran.
Not only is it a fantastic experience in terms of building, range of city-based themed films, there is also chance to relax and discuss film, BUT this is only a one season – The Trust is a charity and cannot afford to subsidise, so needs to make it profitable – so please do support local – and not so local cinema and take in a film a glass of wine, a canape in a wonderful historic building.
The Trust is interested in business sponsorship, partnerships and business donations that can be sold. In return the business will receive coverage in all their marketing materials including Twitter and Facebook plus promotion on the night to a captive audience. https://www.shbt.org.uk/