It's time to play the music, it's time to re-light the lights - as film returns to Maryhill Burgh Halls for the first time in decades! 

THE GROSVENOR CINEMA, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WEST END FESTIVAL, PRESENTS AN AUTHENTIC 35MM CINEMA EXPERIENCE AT MARYHILL BURGH HALLS ON 23RD JUNE AT 11AM.

The popular Grosvenor Cinema of Ashton Lane in Glasgow’s West End, as a part of The West End Festival,  are proud to present a community screening of the brilliant family movie ‘The Muppets’ at Maryhill Burgh Halls on Saturday 23rd June at 11am.

Tickets are only £1.00 but be there as you will see a demonstration of authentic 35m projected film. Have you ever wondered just what goes on behind that light at the back of the cinema in the projection box? On the 23rd June we will show you, using a genuine projector taken out of a Glasgow cinema that will not only be on display but will be used to show you ‘The Muppets’. Prior to the film we will also give a short talk of how 35m developed and how we have now entered the digital age.

Not only will this be lots of fun it will also be a great brief history lesson for all the family, not to mention a chance to experience a rapidly disappearing way of showing films on screen.

Ken Creelman, Cinema Development Manager for the Grosvenor Cinema said; “We are delighted to work with both The West End Festival and Maryhill Burgh Halls in bringing authentic 35m film to a unique setting for families in the area. As Glasgow’s oldest operating cinema, The Grosvenor wants to give something back to the community and showing films is still the most enjoyable family outing. We hope to do more of these screenings around Glasgow in the future but where better to start than this magnificent historic building, and as part of the West End Festival”.

Melanie Farrow; Manager of Maryhill Burgh Halls said; “Being able to bring the Muppets to the newly re-opened Maryhill Burgh Halls is fantastic – the Halls was showing films on Saturdays for children as long ago as 1910, so it’s a very appropriate location to learn about the heritage of film! We hold many different types of events here and I am sure cinema will be a welcome addition. We hope people both in Maryhill and across north Glasgow will enjoy this screening, which will hopefully lead to many more such shows”.

Ann McKechin, MP for Glasgow North said; “I am delighted that Maryhill Burgh Halls is partnering with the Grosvenor Cinema in this way. Both venues are huge assets to the local community and it makes perfect sense for local families to have use of the Grosvenor facilities right on their doorstep in the Burgh Halls. I look forward to many more screenings!”

Tickets for the screening of ‘The Muppets’ at Maryhill Burgh Halls can be purchased from The Grosvenor Cinema; www.grosvenorcafe.co.uk  0845 166 6028, or on the door at Maryhill Burgh Halls from 10am on the 23rd of June.

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