All of our screens will have digital projectors with the capability to play DCP, DVD or run laptop presentations. We will also have radio mics available upon request. We will recruit volunteers in addition to our fully trained staff to help ensure the services offered meet the needs of the community, help to provide new skills and perspectives and to increase contact and involvement with the community. An induction loop will also be available in each screen and throughout the facility.
Our main auditoria offer a fantastic cinema experience – but that‘s not all. Screen 1 has a small performance space at the front of the auditorium which will allow us to open up the space to events throughout the year such as comedians, bands and small live performances. The screens will each seat around 150 people and have a range of seating, including sofas, love seats, cinema seats, wheelchair spaces and front rows with footstools. We want to make sure we cater for everyone‘s needs and comfort.
Screen 3 will be a smaller, more opulent space with around 100 larger cinema seats and sofas as well as wheelchair spaces, which will benefit from side tables to create an auditorium for events, premieres and private hires.
Our stylish retail space within the main foyer will sell a unique selection of designer, handmade and craft items sourced locally. On our vast areas of wall space we will exhibit an array of art works by local artists which may also be available to purchase.
The large lower level space which formerly housed the pool‘s plant room will serve either as one large space or be split into two flexible spaces which will be bright, comfortable and multi-purpose. Each of the two spaces will also house large storage areas for equipment. Room 1 will also benefit from a small bar/gallery.
Accessible from the main or rear foyers, the activity rooms will become the community heart of the building where a range of activities will be able to take place. Both rooms will be fully accessible.
Possible uses could include:-
• Conferences • Art • Design & Photography Exhibitions • Workshops • Yoga • Pilates • Tai Chi • Computer/Social Media Class • Film Making Class • Comic Book Writing Class • Creche • Catered Private Events • Pottery Class • Crafting Class
The Reel Café Bar will be a popular choice during the day for meeting up with friends, business lunches, or just a quiet coffee. At night, we expect it to become one of the town‘s most popular destinations, with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and a reputation for stylish and affordable food – catering to a range of dietary requirements and using fresh, seasonal ingredients, sourced locally wherever possible.
The uniquely designed space will mimic that of an old cinema auditorium, where you can sit in luxuriously refurbished cinema seating reclaimed or styled on The Angus Playhouse, whilst enjoying the company of friends or family. This space will also be used for our Back to the Future programme creating a nostalgic feel for our older guests.
A children‘s menu will be available and we will supply drawing materials for budding young artists. The Reel will also offer employment and training opportunities for people who are disadvantaged in the labour market and who are keen to develop and learn new skills.