AYR Gaiety has raised the curtain on a unique movie going experience for Ayrshire film fans.
Hot on the heels of a sell-out re-opening programme of panto, comedy and music, the historic seaside theatre has launched its first run of programmed Studio Film Matinees and Film Nights.
The Gaiety’s newly created 100-seater Studio Theatre provides a perfect venue for its inaugural run of recent cinema releases and film classics.
Vince Hope, executive director of the Gaiety Partnership, said: “Movie goers in Ayrshire will now be able to enjoy an up close, personal and intimate film going experience. Our multi-functional Studio Theatre is equipped with the latest digital projection and surround sound equipment and we plan to bring the broadest possible range of films to entertain Ayrshire’s enthusiastic film fans in the year ahead.
“We aim to provide a friendly, satisfying night out at the cinema, where patrons can enjoy a meal or a drink in the Stage Door bar/restaurant prior to and after the screenings – making film nights at the Gaiety a complete and enjoyable evening out.”
The programme kicked off on Saturday with a screening of cartoon hit Madagascar 3, and continues on Wednesday, January 30 with afternoon (2pm) and evening (7.30pm) screenings of Anna Karenina (Cer t12A), the spellbinding adaptation of Tolstoy’s stirring tale of love and marriage in Imperial Russia, starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law.
On Thursday (January 31) there are matinee (2pm) and evening (7pm) screenings of the 50th anniversary remastered version of David Lean’s legendary WW1 desert classic Lawrence of Arabia (Cert PG) starring Peter O’Toole, Anthony Quinn and a host of cinema greats.
On Monday February 4 (7.30pm) there is a gripping thriller Tower Block (Cert 15) starring Sheridan Smith, followed on Friday February 7 (7.30pm) by the Josh Schwartz directed comedy Fun Size (Cert 12A) starring Victoria Justice and Johnny Knoxville.
And on Saturday February 9 (7.30pm) it’s the Golden Globe winner and multi Oscar-nominated Argo, the Ben Affleck directed espionage thriller/comedy starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman.
All tickets are £6.50/£5.50 (conc) and can be booked at the Gaiety ticket desk. Tel 01292 288235 or visit the website www.Ayrgaiety.co.uk for full details.
There’s also a chance to win a pair of tickets of your choice in the monthly prize draw on the Gaiety Facebook page, where customers can also sign up for the free G News monthly newsletter.
Vince added: “The early response to the concept of showing films at the Gaiety has been extremely positive and we hope to become an established venue for great cinema in Ayrshire.”