Saturday 4 August
Doors open at 10:00 am, the film starts at 10:30 am
At The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre, Hoyle Road, Hoylake
Soft drinks and healthy homemade snacks available
Tickets cost £5, available online at www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk;
from Urbane, Market Street, Hoylake; Staacks, Banks Road, West Kirby; The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre, Hoyle Road; or on the door
Saturday films are set to return to Hoylake when community group Hoylake Village Life show the first film, Arrietty, on 4 August. HVL member Mark Howard said: “We are especially pleased to get this much anticipated venture off the ground. Saturday cinema was always an option for me when I was growing up, and it was one of the many things Hoylake residents have been asking us to provide. As a parent, having a couple of hours free while the kids watch a film is very welcome. We have a team of CRB-checked childminders on hand so parents/carers can, if they wish, drop their children at the cinema and then collect them after the film. Parents may, of course, stay with their children to enjoy the film. Our coffee shop will be selling soft drinks and healthy homemade snacks from 10.00 am; the film starts at 10.30 am.”
Vaughan Williams, Chairman of the JMC at the Community Centre, said “This is excellent news and a great boost for Hoylake. HVL’s Friday night films are very successful, so it is a natural progression to move to Saturday matinees. I can imagine there will be strong demand for tickets.”
Based on Mary Norton’s novel The Borrowers, this film tells the story of Arrietty, a young Borrower, who lives under the floorboards of a typical household. She eventually befriends Sho, a human boy with a heart condition since birth, who is living with his great aunt Sadako. When Sadako’s maid, Haru, becomes suspicious of the floorboard’s disturbance, Arrietty and her family must escape detection, even if it means leaving their beloved home.
Initially films will be shown every three months, but if there is sufficient interest, and more volunteers join, then screenings will be monthly. Future films will include Ponyo and The Railway Children.
Tickets for Arrietty cost £5 (including childcare) and are available from Urbane, Market Street, Hoylake; Staacks, Banks Road, West Kirby; The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre; online at www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk; and on the door. Children aged 5-14 may be left with CRB-checked childminders, but late arriving parents/carers may be requested to stay, depending on numbers. Early booking is advised.