PEEL CENTENARY CENTRE TO HOST FAMILY FILM AFTERNOONS THROUGHOUT WINTER
The Centenary Centre in Peel will be launching a fortnightly family film afternoon between January and March 2023 thanks to Manx Lottery Funding.
The Centre, which has been awarded a grant of £990 from the Trust’s Community Warm Spaces Fund, will be screening a range of family favourites every other Sunday. Trust funding will contribute towards film licence fees, heating, and lighting. Performances will run from 3pm onwards, and will be accompanied by hot drinks, cakes, and biscuits, with the Centre remaining open until 6pm.
Rosemary Gibson, Chair of Directors for Peel Centenary Centre, said: ‘The Centenary Centre acts as a social hub for all ages of the community in Peel, and given the current difficulties many are facing this winter we wanted to extend our opening hours and social activities programme as much as possible.
‘The Centre’s theatre can seat up to 200 people, and provides a warm, welcoming, and safe space for residents to relax and enjoy a family classic. Along with hot refreshments, the family film afternoons will provide guests with the opportunity to socialise with other members of the community and our friendly volunteers. You don’t even need to watch the film – as we have plenty of space for individuals who maybe simply looking to enjoy a hot drink and chat.
‘I’d like to thank the Manx Lottery Trust for this funding which has enabled the Centre to host screenings until the end of March 2023, and also a big thank you to our colleagues who run the films; they’re providing all the know-how and technical expertise, and we couldn’t do it without them!
‘Our next performance, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, will take place on Sunday 5th March 2023, with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets showing on Sunday 19th March 2023. Doors open at 2.30pm for a 3pm start - there is no need to book, just come along!’
Stephen Turner, Chairman of Manx Lottery Trust, added: ‘The family film afternoons are a great addition to the many community events held at the Peel Centenary Centre including its highly successful ‘Films in Peel’ programme – and the Trust wishes the Centre every success with this latest initiative.’
This grant is from the Manx Lottery Trust’s Community Warm Spaces Fund, which is funded by the Isle of Man Government. To find out more, head to: www.mlt.org.im/grant-programmes/