Film nights launched
MARTOCK'S thriving social network which has been assisted by the extensive efforts of its community group was exemplified earlier this month with the successful launch of Martock Film Nights.
Saturday, October 5, saw around 40 people attending the first in a season of film showings. Liz Burke of the Martock community group said: "It was a great success."
The film nights are organised by the group in association with Moviola, which is a registered charity providing a professional cinema service to communities.
The season was launched with a comedy called Robot and Frank, a poignant story about a retired cat burglar and his robot companion.
The screening took place in the Martock Parish Hall and in addition there was the showing of a short film and, during the intermission, ice cream and freshly made popcorn was on sale.
Jonathan Swabey, a resident who attended the evening, said: "We were delighted with how the first night went. The screen filled the whole stage and it was great for the audience attend an exciting evening amongst friends, in front of a silver screen, only walking distance from their homes."
After covering the cost of the show, any further proceeds are ploughed back into other community projects.
The next film Night will feature Promised Land starring Matt Damon, about a salesman for a natural gas company who experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources. This event will take place on Saturday, December 7 at 7pm, tickets cost £5.50 on the door or £5 in advance from Just for Pets or The Martock Gallery.