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Fort Kinnaird hosts local charity for festive film screening

We partnered with local charity Magdalene Community Education Centre to treat young people in the city to a free screening of the newly released Wonka film and bring a smile to their faces this festive season.

Twenty children, aged between six and fourteen, were invited to see the highly anticipated movie and were also treated to popcorn and a range of other goodies to tuck into.

Children sitting in a cinema

Magdalene Community Education Centre offers a weekly programme of activities for children, teenagers, adults and older people who face social and economic barriers, helping to bring local people together. The centre plays a vital role in supporting the East of Edinburgh community and is run in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council.

kids watching a film in the cinema

Rab Hogg, Senior Youth & Children’s Work Organiser at Magdalene Community Education Centre, said: “There were lots of happy faces as our young people enjoyed a trip to Fort Kinnaird’s Odeon cinema to see the new Wonka movie.

Like many across the country, the families we work with are experiencing enhanced financial pressures at this time of year, so it is very important to have established partnerships like this to help take the pressure off those struggling in the community and spread some festive joy.

Liam Smith, centre director at Fort Kinnaird, said:

Supporting our local community and giving back to those that work tirelessly to help make it a better place is extremely important to us. It was fantastic to welcome Magdalene Community Education Centre to Fort Kinnaird and work together with our partners at Odeon Cinema to put on a fun day out for the young people and volunteers.

children watching a film in a cinema


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