Wilmslow Town Council has joined forces with The Rex to make the cinema accessible this Christmas.
Wilmslow Town Council is funding five special screenings of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in the run up to Christmas and will be asking local community groups to refer individuals and families to request free tickets.
Once those referred have had the opportunity to request tickets, the remainder of the seats will be issued to the wider public by the cinema’s box office (telephone only) on a first come first served basis from Monday 14th December.
The screenings will be held during the daytime in the week prior to Christmas and during Christmas week.
The first screening (on Thursday 17th December) will be reserved exclusively for people over 60 and the final screening (on Wednesday 23rd December) will be located in the wheelchair accessible ‘Ballroom’ screen.
Bookings will only be taken from individual households / recognised bubbles to ensure compliance with national guidance for tier two coronavirus restrictions.
Martin Watkins, chair of Wilmslow Town Council, said: “The Rex is a major footfall driver for our town centre and a focal point for the community and should be accessible for all regardless of circumstance at this time.
“The covid regulations add a significant level of complexity in delivering all initiatives this Christmas however the Rex has put in place Covid-19 secure measures and although attendance is greatly reduced, this initiate gives us an opportunity to add a little extra cheer at this difficult time.
“We are asking the wider general public to be patient in booking tickets – however, subject to availability, tickets will be issued to any Wilmslow resident from Monday 14th onwards.
“Unfortunately when the tickets are gone, they’re gone.”