BAFTA nominated actor Gary Lewis, best known for his roles in Billy Elliot, Gangs of New York and Outlander, unveiled a new in-house cinema facility at Twynholm Village Hall thanks to a major fundraising boost from Castle MacLellan.

We’ve donated £10,000 to the cinema project which caters for all generations living in a very rural location. During the winter months, the in-house cinema will offer local residents a place to meet up and enjoy a film in a safe environment and will also include matinees for younger generations.

The cinema, based in Twynholm Village Hall, approximately 3 miles from Kirkcudbright, will be instrumental in community activities and gatherings.

A large proportion of the money has been invested in a state of the art HD projector and screen which will be unveiled alongside a new sound and loop system and blackout blinds which will create the true movie-theatre experience.

The Hall is used seven days a week in the winter months and activities include carpet bowling, short mat bowling, Scottish country dancing, sewing, cub/scout group events and many more including wedding and birthday parties. It also meets the needs of the local school and church.

We’re hopeful the donation will have a huge impact on the lives of people living in the local area.