Islay is visited frequently by the Screen Machine, a mobile cinema disguised as a HGV, since Islay doesn't have a regular cinema in a building. The Screen Machine is an 80-seat, air conditioned mobile cinema which brings the latest films to remote and rural areas of Scotland. The mobile cinema tours to around thirty communities in the Highlands and the Western Islands and each tour lasts approximately 10 weeks. Screen Machine is owned and operated by Regional Screen Scotland and it's very popular on Islay. So popular that most folk would love to see it more often but due to the venues being added changes are slim that the visits become more frequent. Perhaps time for an additional mobile cinema?
Anyway, the reason for this post, apart from explaining how folk on Islay can see a movie in a cinema, is to let you know when Screen Machine is coming next to Islay. Continue reading....
In June they will be showing:
- Friday 6th - 5.30pm - Muppets Most Wanted. 8.30pm - The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- Saturday 7th - 2pm - Muppets Most Wanted. 5.30pm - The Amazing Spider-Man 2. 8.30pm - The Love Punch
- Sunday 8th - 5.30pm - Blackbird. 8.30pm - The Love Punch
Screen Machine will also visit Islay on 22 to 24 August but it's not certain which movies will be shown then.
The beautiful interior of Screen Machine Mobile Cinema
Tickets can be booked online via www.screenmachine.co.uk or telephone 0871 902 5750 (09:30â€“20:30). At least 9 tickets are available on the door 30 minutes before each screening. Cash, no cards. Adults: Â£7.00. Concessions: Â£5.50. 3D supplement Â£1.50. All under 16 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or 21+ yrs guardian at screenings starting after 8:00pm