Watching films is good for you - and your community! New research demonstrates the personal and social benefits of having a local cinema or film society in your community. Regional Screen Scotland
and the Social Value Lab
have collaborated on a report entitled Your Cinema, Your Community, which examines in detail the views and attitudes of over 3,400 audience members at 12 very different local cinema venues across Scotland, including Scotland’s mobile cinema, the Screen Machine. The outcome is a very big ‘thumb’s up’ for all forms of local screen provision, as vital sources of entertainment and stimulation, social interaction and personal wellbeing, and community cohesion and identity.You can read the Your Cinema, Your Community report here.