“The easy part was working with the volunteers at the theatre. They joined our young group of programmers and we have met together almost every week to programme and plan our screenings for the past four months!
We did need to get the funding to buy our own mobile cinema and we needed to learn how to use it quickly, but everybody has supported each other. The theatre’s support has made everything possible and made the setting up easy. Without their team of dedicated volunteers, we couldn’t have made it work.”
Launching Wicked Cinema
“Our opening weekend was very exciting! We planned a Sci-Fi season with five films and a chance to dress up. We had the Rhyl Mayor officially open the cinema and provided blankets as it was very cold – it is an old theatre in need of a new heating system.
Star Wars was our biggest audience and we had over 20 volunteers on site with ages ranging from 16-70 years old. Many of them dressed up in weird and wonderful costumes! There was popcorn everywhere and a real buzz of everybody enjoying themselves and wanting to be a part of it.”