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Arc Cinema in Peterhead planning for May reopening

By Kyle Ritchie

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Peterhead's Arc Cinema has announced that it is preparing to reopen its doors in May.

Under the current Scottish Government plans to ease lockdown, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that cinemas can reopen on Monday, May 17.

With a target date now in sight, the Aberdeenshire cinema is looking to show the latest releases starting with Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway on Friday, May 21.

The cinema said in a statement: "We are very excited with the news from the Scottish government that cinemas might be able to open on May 17.

"We are very much looking forward to opening back up again and giving you the chance to see some fantastic films."

Arc Cinema in Peterhead is planning to reopen in May.
Arc Cinema in Peterhead is planning to reopen in May.

Peter Rabbit 2 will see the return of the mischievous bunny who will venture outside of his garden and into the world where his mischief is appreciated. But when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.

The following week, on Friday May 28, the cinema plans to show Cruella, a live action movie focusing on the early years of the 101 Dalmatians villian. Emma Stone plays the character who has dreams of becoming a fashion designer but a relationship puts her on the path to embrace her villainous ways.

Also showing that day will be The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It, the latest in the horror franchise. It will see paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren try to uncover the truth behind a murderer's claim of demonic possession.

Friday, June 4, will see the scares continue with the screening of A Quiet Place Part II. Following the deadly events at home in the first film, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk.

Meanwhile, the Belmont Filmhouse has launched an online movie streaming platform.

It will allow film fans to enjoy the best of world cinema and a diverse selection curated by the Aberdeen venue.

Filmhouse at Home will enable people to enjoy the movies from their sofas at home.

Prices to rent vary in price with the cheapest starting at £3.50.

The collection includes western The Rider; Iorram (Boat Song) a portrait of the fishing community in the Outer Hebrides; and science fiction horror Possessor.

A percentage of the proceeds will go towards the Belmont and Edinbugh Filmhouse.

Head of programming at Filmhouse Cinemas Rod White said: “We’re excited to announce the launch of Filmhouse at Home. Our brand-new video on demand platform is another way for audiences to engage with the kind of cinema on which our reputation is built.

"Given a percentage of the online ticket price comes directly to us, it also offers another way in which you can support us across everything we do.”

“We hope that not only will this allow fellow cinephiles a new way to enjoy our carefully-curated films before we are able to welcome them back into our cinemas, but that Filmhouse at Home will also ensure that those who are less able to venture out, or make it to our cinemas in Aberdeen and Edinburgh have a new way to access the best of independent, world cinema.”

The streaming service can be found at www.filmhouseathome.com

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