North-east gets ready for film festival

Bob Strachan, Lesley Wilson and Graham Wall at the Peterhead Community Theatre.
Bob Strachan, Lesley Wilson and Graham Wall at the Peterhead Community Theatre.

Cinema-lovers are to be treated to a fantastic line-up of movies this summer as part of Peterhead’s first film festival.

The festival, which is to run from August 10-12, will feature eight films over three days. All of the films will be screened at the Peterhead Community Theatre, using leading-edge digital cinema equipment.

The centre-piece of the programme is the premiere of “Brave” which will be shown in Peterhead a week before its general release nationwide.

Another exciting highlight will include a showing of The General. Pianist Jane Gardiner will be there to play the piano live as an accompaniment to this black and white silent movie.

Commenting on the festival, theatre co-ordinator Lesley Wilson said: “This is the first year of the festival in Peterhead and we’re very excited about it. It’s going to be a unique event.

“In the past, the summer months haven’t been good for the cinema in Peterhead. But we’re hoping to change that with the film festival. We want to encourage people to come and see what’s on offer”.

Tickets are available now for all of the film festival showings. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

All profits from the cinema will go back into the Theatre Users Management Group funds. Group chair Graham Wall commented: “We are always on the look-out for new volunteers. We even train people in a range of areas, including lighting, stage management and sound”.

Once the festival is over, a regular cinema schedule will run every other Saturday in Peterhead, showing some of the most recent movie releases.