Barbie will be amongst the blockbusters shown at a community town hall later this month. 

The Kirky Picture Palace will be bringing some 'movie magic' to East Dunbartonshire locals, as organised by the Kirkintilloch Community Council (KCC). 

Alongside Barbie, the Kirkintilloch Town Hall will be showing a live-action reimagining of The Little Mermaid, Grease and Hotel Transylvania.

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On Friday, October 20, a dementia-friendly screening of Grease will be shown at 2pm, in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland.

Carers coming along will be allowed in for free and dementia-friendly screenings are aimed to be shown on the third Friday of every month.

On Saturday, October 28 The Little Mermaid (PG) will be shown at 1pm and Barbie (12A) at 3.30pm and on Tuesday, October 31, a baby-friendly screening of Hotel Transylvania (U) at 10am will be shown. 

The team at KCC aims to host baby-friendly film events on the last Tuesday of every month.

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Doors for each showing will open 15 minutes before screenings, and there will be snacks and refreshments available to purchase.

Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for children and under-twos can attend for free. 

Serina Marshall, the Kirky Picture Palace's Cinema Co-ordinator, said: "We are ecstatic to be returning to Kirkintilloch Town Hall, where we started our adventures in October 2019. The community asked us to bring back a cinema and we have delivered, even during the recovery from the pandemic.

"We would like to thank St Mary's Church and the Park Centre for hosting us over the last couple of years and the public for attending our screenings. Thanks are also due to our volunteer cinema team – their dedication and hard work make the Kirky Picture Palace what it is and we couldn't do it without them.

"We hope that our schedule of events for the next year continues to show the demand for cinema in Kirkintilloch. We can’t wait to see many of you there, enjoying these fantastic movies with us."

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Jim Neill, chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust – which operates Kirkintilloch Town Hall, added: "It's the first time we have been able to host Kirky Picture Palace events since 2020. We're delighted to welcome the cinema back – and film fans of all ages.

"The town hall is now fully operational again and the diary is already filling up with a range of community events and classes. The Heritage Centre is also open to the public (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm)."

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Tickets are available to purchase from Create ED (46 Cowgate, Kirkintilloch) and online HERE

For group bookings, purchase on the door or email