Hopes that Eddie will fly high for Buckie Cinema project

Eddie the Eagle - showing in Buckie this weekend
Eddie the Eagle – showing in Buckie this weekend

HOPES THAT A CINEMA in Buckie will not be lost depends entirely on the support it receives from the public.

That was the cautionary warning being made by those behind an initiative that has seen new-release blockbusters shown on the big screen set up regularly at the Buckie High School.

Organisers are hoping that audience levels pick up saying that while initial attendances were encouraging more recently they have been disappointing – with every chance that the cinema will be lost unless the corner is turned soon.

The Community Cinema is run by the Buckie Regeneration Group, Moray Council and the Buckie High School, with a spokeswoman saying: “It has been a bit disappointing of late and it really has come to the stage where we have to say either use it or lose it.

“Movies are shown in the Highfield Hall and provided by BCHS, the Scottish Screen mobile cinema who come to the town one Sunday each month.

“The next show will be on Sunday, May 8 when we will be screening Zootropolis (PG) at 3pm and Eddie the Eagle (PG) at 6pm.”

Tickets are available on the night at £6 or £5 for concessions – they can also be purchased in advance from the Blue Moo, Cullen Ice Cream Shop and the Buckie High School library.

The spokeswoman added: “If these showing are well attended this will become a regular feature, so we are asking people to please support this local community project to ensure future films.”