Youngsters in an Oxfordshire town are enjoying having a special movie theatre to themselves after they won funding to invest in a projector, cinema-quality sound system and a Blu-ray player. Wantage's own cinema was closed down in 2005.
As well as the projector, sound system and disc player, the teenagers have installed large beanbags in the Sweatbox youth club, which cost viewers £1 to rent for the evening.
One 16-year-old member of the club explained to local reporters that films are shown using the projector and Blu-Ray player every Tuesday evening until 10pm. She pointed out that the youngsters vote on which movie everyone wants to watch, "so it's very fair".
"The films have to be available in the shops, so they won't be the latest blockbusters but the kids seem to be enjoying them," youth worker Garry Kingett added to the Oxford Mail. "We're also getting the kids to make their own films and we'll show them at the cinema as well."
Almost £8,000 in funding from Oxford's county council went towards the setting-up of the youngsters' cinema, for which they charge no admission fee - apart from the £1 beanbag rent and a returnable £1 deposit.