Premiere for Newtongrange silver screen

The old power house at the National Mining Museum will be transformed into a cinema soon to screen a newly released film in the village for the first time in 52 years.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will be the first movie to be shown on the big screen at the museum and is expected to prove popular when screened three times on Thursday, January 3.

Cinema goers will receive a red carpet welcome and have the opportunity to purchase popcorn, sweets, hot dogs, snacks and drinks prior to the screenings.

Gillian Rankin, Marketing and Events Officer at the museum hopes local people are as enthusiastic as her.

She said: “We’re so excited to be bringing the cinema experience back to Newtongrange and what better way to start than with a blockbuster movie!”

Read full story in the December 13 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.