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Oscar winner opens Dougie Mac’s state-of-the-art cinema room

Oscar winner Rachel Shenton officially opened a brand new, state-of-the-art cinema room at Dougie Mac’s Children’s Services on Tuesday 10th January.

The cinema room has been kitted out with a 3m wide screen, surround sound, a twinkling starlight ceiling and acoustic panelling. With space to accommodate wheelchairs and beds, plus seating for friends, family and carers. Every aspect of the room has been generously donated by Together for Cinema, a good cause enterprise whose focus is to design and install home cinema rooms in children’s hospices and other suitable locations across the UK.

Over a four week period Together for Cinema, working with local AV installer Trusted Technology, transformed an unused room at the Grace Road site into the fabulous cinema room, which will give the children and young adults an incredible viewing experience.  The total cost of the project was around £90,000, with all costs covered by Together for Cinema.

David Webster, Chief Executive of Dougie Mac, said, “While a visit to the cinema is a fairly common experience for most people, for the families we support it’s a huge challenge as many of the children have serious medical and mobility issues. This means that families rarely get the opportunity to enjoy something as simple as watching a film together. Our wonderful new cinema room means that we now have a safe, comfortable space where families can relax, enjoy a film and make memories together.

“On behalf of everyone at Dougie Mac, the children, young adults and families, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Together for Cinema and Trusted Technology for your vision and hard work in creating this amazing cinema room.”

Ian Morrish, Founder of Together for Cinema added, “This was Together For Cinema’s 35th good cause cinema room installation and took the Together For Cinema good cause community delivery to over the £835,000 worth of installations, had they all been paid for. Dougie Mac’s cinema room was our most expensive and comprehensive installation so far. Had it been paid for the total cost, including consultation, design, installation and all the products would have been in the region of £90,000. I’m so grateful to everyone who came together to make the installation possible and I hope it will give lots of pleasure for many years to come.”