THE much-anticipated opening of a new state of the art cinema in Aberfeldy is drawing near and the race is now on for Highland Perthshire residents to keep their eyes peeled for an exclusive Golden Ticket to the opening event.
After a seven year fundraising campaign and a £1.3 million construction programme, The Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy is set to roll out the red carpet this April in a series of events that will mark the re-opening of this magnificent building to the local community.
Offering the very latest blockbuster films this community-led social enterprise is staging a very special evening of glitz and glamour to give Highland Perthshire residents a taste of Hollywood at an exclusive Golden Ticket event on Friday 19th April.
Tickets have been distributed all around Highland Perthshire this week but local residents need to race to find one of just 200 winning tickets, and they have until Friday 12th April to claim the coveted prize. Golden ticket scratch cards are available to any visitors to participating retailers around Highland Perthshire – residents just need to be on the look-out for posters in shop windows or visit their local Co-Operative stores to take part.
Paul Foley, manager of The Birks Cinema trading company which runs the cinema, said:
“We are so excited to be in the final stages of preparing to open our doors – it will soon be ‘curtains up’ for us and we want the residents of Highland Perthshire to be the very first to sit in those lovely plush red seats and to welcome The Birks Cinema in true Highland style.
“We have placed Golden Tickets in retail outlets across Highland Perthshire and, if you’re lucky enough to find a winning ticket, you will be joining us on the red carpet on Friday 19th April for the latest Hollywood blockbuster to hit the big screens.”
The Golden Ticket promotion has been sponsored by Mackie’s of Scotland, and are now available from a wide range of Highland Perthshire. No purchase is required to enter, just keep an eye out for the Golden Ticket posters in participating outlets for your chance to be a red carpet star for the evening.
Karin Mackie, Marketing Director at Mackie’s of Scotland, said:
“The Golden Tickets are a fun part of the final preparations for the grand opening of the new Birks Cinema. There has been a terrific response from the community for the cinema – and the Golden Tickets provide a chance to be on the red carpet on the first night.
“Mackie’s of Scotland are delighted to have been appointed as the ice cream supplier to The Birks Cinema and we wish them all the best. In addition to the Golden Tickets, there is an additional chance to win two tickets to the opening night on Mackie’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mackiesicecream”
For more information on the cinema and its film schedule visit www.birkscinema.co.uk