Community cinema success

Community Cinema South Bank B ka

We’ve just come to the end of a successful run of community cinema events for families in Redcar and Cleveland in partnership with East Cleveland Arts, the only initiative of its kind in the UK.

The six showings of Toy Story 4 in Dormanstown, South Bank, Grangetown, Skelton, Loftus and Bankfields gave families a chance to see the newly released film at a more affordable price, with fun activities on hand to entertain the kids in the lead up to the film starting.

East Cleveland Arts is an arts project which started in 2017 and aims to share art in its many forms with the people of Cleveland. The group originally ran a series of six community cinema screenings in the summer holidays, which we were glad to support with extending the reach of further into Redcar and Cleveland.

Lesley Conroy, Head of Communities at Beyond Housing, said: “We approached East Cleveland Arts after hearing about their summer events, as we loved the idea of the community cinema and the ethos behind it, as well as recognising the alignment with our own social purpose.

“The events were a real success and are a great way to give back to the local community.”

The cinema will be back even bigger for 2020, with screenings of brand new Disney film Frozen 2 being planned in across an even larger footprint, extending into our Scarborough and Whitby communities.

More details coming soon!