Outdoor cinema venture launches

Bramham-based Multi Story Picture House will be presenting drive-up cinema from July 17-19.

Wednesday, 15th July 2020, 2:19 pm

Based at Bowcliffe Hall the outfit will be showing nine screenings across with films ranging from cult classics to kids films to musicals, costing £27.50 per car.

The experience has been founded by University of Leeds Alumna Rhian Hughes, a self-employed events manager based in Farsley.

When Covid-19 struck and lockdown was announced Rhian had all future work contracts cancelled but fell through the cracks of support provided by the government.

Determined to make the best of the situation, Rhian decided to launch Multi Story Picture House, investing all remaining personal savings into the event.

“When lockdown was announced it really hit me hard,” said Rhian.

“I felt completely hopeless, not knowing how or when I was going to be able to find work again.

“I just wanted to do something - anything - to use my skills to help those who had been feeling a bit helpless like me, and that’s when Multi Story

Picture House was born.

“Whether it was giving someone sat alone at home an experience to look forward to, or being able to provide work to other local businesses whose projects had been

stalled, I wanted to do something.

“I knew how awful it felt to have no sense of purpose or direction when this all began, and hope that this has been a small light in the dark for some of

those who have been feeling like that too.”

She added: “Live experiences are so crucial to our culture and our overall well-being and so many amazing things are going to be lost if we don’t do something now.

Cars will be socially distanced according to government guidelines and guests will be checked in by scanning their tickets through their car

windows and food and drink will be available to order via an app, delivered straight to their vehicles.

Films include Back to the Future, The Goonies, Black Panther and Hidden Figures.

Tickets from: multistorypicturehousetickets.eventgenius.co.uk/