Coming to a car park near you!

A SCREEN machine, mobile cinema, is coming to a car park near you - if you live in Coldstream, Duns or Eyemouth.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 23rd June 2010, 12:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd June 2010, 12:43 pm

A mini fest of films is touring Berwickshire in the 80 seat mobile cinema, complete with state of the art 3D digital projection and Dolby surround sound, as part of the lead-up to Berwick Film Festival. It will be in Coldstream on Friday, July 9, in Duns on Saturday, July 10 and Eyemouth on Sunday, July 11.

Festival director Melanie Iredale said: "We're really excited about the Screen Machine visiting the Borders and are looking forward to screening some great films with a strong emphasis on providing something for all the family. To bring a cinema to the people has not been done before in this area and should provide a really unique experience for local audiences to enjoy."

The selection of films provides something for everyone, starting off in Coldstream on Friday, July 9, and showing 'The Circus' (U) a classic Charlie Chaplin comedy; followed by children's favourite 'The Prince of Achmed' (PG), based on The Arabian Nights; and finishing with a home grown Scottish black comedy, 'Skeletons' (15), an absolute must see!

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The lorry rolls into Duns on the Saturday and continues with a slight change to the programme: 'The Red Shoes' (U) a Powell and Pressburger film loved by all; followed by a regional premier 'Blue Beard' (15).

Once again the screen machine will pack up and move on to Eyemouth, arriving on Sunday, July 11 and once again unfolding to show classic Entertainer (PG), the perfect British comedy for beside the sea. There will be short films shown before the main feature some of which will have been made by budding young directors from the Scottish Borders and north Northumberland.

The aim of the screen machine is to act as a warm up for the sixth annual Berwick Film Festival in surrounding Borders towns. The festival runs from Wednesday, September 15 to Sunday, September 19, 2010.

The screen machine project is being funded by Regional Screen Scotland and Scottish Borders Council and further information on its road trip round Duns, Coldstream and Eyemouth, or for information on the Berwick Film Festival phone 01289 303 355 or visit www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com.