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Future Hopes for Community Cinema at Balloch Depend on Local Support

Loch Lomond Sealife Aquarium at Balloch is asking for the local community’s support and patronage in order to help keep the recently inaugurated community cinema nights at the venue running into the Autumn and Winter.

The third in a series of trial community cinema nights at Loch Lomond Sealife Aquarium on Sunday 21st July was successful however attendance was well below expected visitor numbers.

Our first two trial nights had been such fantastic successes, we were thrilled,” said General Manager Craig Connor, “however, audiences for “Man of Steel” and “After Earth” were unfortunately very poor. We are offering the cinema to the local community due to demand for a cinema in the local area and whilst the cinema is something we are really keen to provide, it is not something we can run at a loss.”

The cinema’s first two trial nights included a sold out Iron Man 3 and The Great Gatsby.

Manager Craig Connor continued, “The feedback we have had from guests has been fantastic; our social media is full of positive comments and guests reactions so far have been wonderful” . “After the success of the first two nights we were so excited and so we added cinema nights all the way through to winter! We hope to run the cinema in the winter and to host special event nights – such as Halloween and Christmas!”

The attraction boasts a huge iWerks screen, stunning lochside views and easy access with free parking.

Ticket prices have been kept low at just £6 for adults and £5 for children. There will be the usual cinema refreshments on sale too, ensuring a high quality cinema experience.

“We so want to be able to offer this to the local community, and we will honour the current dates we have on our website  up to the 14th September.  However, to expand it beyond these dates we will have to have better attendance at our up-coming cinema nights.” said Craig.

“The cinema experience here at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond, involves walking past our family of Asian short clawed otters, and a number of tanks, meaning that it really is a cinema experience like no other. So we are inviting our local community to come down and try it out!”

To find out more and book tickets see: www.sealife.co.uk/loch-lomond.

Tickets will be available on the night on a first come, first served basis. However, pre booking is recommended.

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 About SEA LIFE Loch Lomond

SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium is just 20 minutes from Glasgow, situated on the stunning Loch Lomond Shores. The aquarium offers great fun for all the family, whatever the weather!

Key Facts about SEA LIFE Loch Lomond:

  • Home of Scotland’s only Giant Green Sea Turtle.
  • 320 iWerks cinema (showing World War Z 3rd August Admission £6)
  • Young family of Asian Short Clawed Otters.
  • New for 2013 Sting Ray Discovery.

Find out more: visitsealife.com/loch-lomond or visit Loch Lomond SEA LIFE Centre on Facebook.

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