A Lincoln film foundation is bringing the magic of the cinema to rural village communities as part of an affordable movie tour.
From June 2016, Lincoln-based community organisation Blueprint:Film Foundation will host touring monthly cinema ‘Flix in the Stix’ in seven village locations.
The team have been working with village hall communities and parish councils arounds Lincoln and surrounding areas to programme a varied selection of films including recent releases, award-winning films and classic titles.
All the films will be screened by a technician on state-of-the-art digital equipment.
The team at Blueprint said: “The project has been created to address lack of access to services within the region, by providing a low-cost activity to rural areas that would otherwise need to travel into towns and cities.
“The project has been funded in part by Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Awards for All’ initiative to improve communities, and the British Film Institute’s ‘Neighbourhood Cinema’ initiative to bring specialised film programming into areas with limited access to a cinema.”
Flix In The Stix will run for one year as a pilot, with the hopes to expand into more villages with more screenings in 2017.
Until then, Flix In The Stix will run in Corringham, Fiskerton, Glentham, Saxilby, Lea and Scothern.
Tickets for screenings will be priced at £3, with £1 from every ticket being donated to the local village hall committee or parish council for use within the venue or local community.
Blueprint: Film Foundation are a non-profit organisation and all other box-office proceeds will be put toward running the project.
Food and drink will also be available at each screening, with all proceeds going to the local village hall committee or parish council.
The first three months of screenings will include The Martian, Lady In The Van, Some Like It Hot, The Dambusters and The Adventures of Tintin.
More information about the film programme, as well as dates for all the screenings is available on the Flix in the Stix website.