Travelling cinema boosted by new projector

A pop-up cinema based in Sheffield has received a brand new projector, meaning that it will now be able to show bigger and brighter films to audiences.

The Magic Lantern Film Club – which is run on a voluntary basis by Melanie Pearson, Alison Geldart and Jenny Sutton – has held monthly film screenings for the last two and a half years. The cinema travels to different venues for each screening and often chooses a location which matches the film that is to be shown.

The cinema received a grant from the Co-operative Membership Community Fund to fund the new projector, which means that the cinema experience will now be able to reach more people across numerous new venues.

Ms Geldart told The Star: “Before we were limited in where we could put on a screening, because our projector just wasn’t bright enough. It had to be really dark or else we couldn’t see the picture very well. This new one is much more powerful, so we have more flexibility.”

Meanwhile Ms Pearson added: “We spent so much time up ladders putting up blackout. With the new projector, we can bring a quality cinema experience to more people.”

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