Touch of the tropical for Christmas

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A PARENT organisation has decided to set up its own cinema to entertain the children in the run up to Christmas.

The Muirfield Parent Council, led by chairperson Karen Smith, has arranged for a mobile cinema to be set up in the Muirfield Primary School gym hall.

On Thursday, December 6, there will be two showings of Madagascar 3 in the hall, one at 4.30 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m.

They have secured the services of Film Mobile Scotland which provides cinema services to rural communities.

Karen explained: “Basically, there’s no cinema facilities at all in the Angus area and I have been aware of this for a while, as I’m sure many other people have been too.”

Although film screenings have been held in the Webster Memorial Theatre in the past, they have all been DVDs and have not been current cinema releases.

Karen said: “They have been particularly successful in Kirriemuir and they are actually showing films that are in the cinema.”

Tickets are £5 for an adult and £4 for a child, and Karen explained the reasonable charge is thanks to help from the local Asda store.

She said: “Muirfield has very good relations with Asda. This event has been sponsored by Asda Arbroath. They have been fantastic and have given us a donation of £300 to bring the cinema here.

“And we hope to make this a regular occasion.”

All of the equipment used by Film Mobile Scotland is state of the art, with a 20 by 10 foot screen.

Tickets can be purchased from Karen on 01241 439752, 07971494973 or email

Cinema-goers are asked to try and walk to the event as parking is limited and a tuck shop will be in operation.

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