Cinemagic Film Screening at ISLAND Arts Centre
December 1, 2022
Over 1.5 tonnes in food donations have been distributed across Northern Ireland since February 2022 as part of the Cinemagic Young Audiences Supporting Foodbanks Initiative. Rather than paying for ticket to gain entry to see new family movies, those attending Cinemagic foodbank film screenings were asked to donate essential food items to support local community foodbanks.
In partnership with The Trussell Trust, Cinemagic delivered 21 foodbank film screenings across Northern Ireland in towns including Armagh, Ballymena, Belfast, Bellaghy, Lisburn and Portstewart. The initiative engaged with 2,600 young cinemagoers and the donations have equated to over 3,500 meals for local communities in Northern Ireland. The regional events were supported by the BFI FAN Film Exhibition Fund, awarding funds from National Lottery.
This Sunday 27th November marks the culmination of the year’s efforts with over 450 young people and families attending the Cinemagic Northern Ireland Premiere of the 2022 CBeebies Pantomime ‘Dick Whittington and his Cat’ in Odeon Cinemas, Belfast.