This week our featured project is Flix in the Stix, which is run by our community organisation Blueprint: Film Foundation. A lot is currently being planned and organised, so here’s a post to get you up to date!
In case you missed our round up blog updates, Flix in the Stix is a touring cinema, which will see seven rural villages hosting a monthly cinema in their local village hall or community space. The aim of the project is to provide a low-cost activity for communities in villages that are more remote. Having to travel to see a film can be a hassle, so we’re bringing the films to them!
Flix in the Stix has been funded in part by the British Film Institute’s ‘Neighbourhood Cinema’ initiative, and the ‘Awards For All’ Big Lottery Fund. The villages we’ll be touring in 2016 are Glentham, Saxilby, Lea, Ingham, Scothern, Corringham and, from September, Fiskerton.
In each location we’ll be using state-of-the-art equipment to transform village halls into cinemas. There’ll even be food and drink available, with all the proceeds going to the hall, its committee or parish council. In addition, £1 from every ticket sale will be donated to be used for the local community.
As for what will be shown at these events, we have an exciting schedule of award-winning films lined up including The Martian and The Lady in the Van as well as classic movies such as The Dambusters and Some Like It Hot. You can see our full schedule here.