An Aberdeen cinema hopes the magic of movies can help pensioners overcome social isolation and make new friends.
Belmont Filmhouse is looking to start Senior Selections, which would give a chance for the over 60s to enjoy both classic and contemporary cinema.
Staff are now hoping members of the public will help secure funding for the project.
Senior Selections has been shortlisted in supermarket Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme, which awards grants to community projects of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000.
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Juliet Tweedie, Belmont Filmhouse’s head of development, said: “We’re very grateful to Tesco for shortlisting us and hope film fans across Aberdeen think of us when they shop.
“In launching this project, we hope to offer senior citizens of Aberdeen a regular, affordable and sociable occasion to enjoy new films and old favourites and perhaps even make new friends among their fellow audience members.”
If Senior Selections gets the go ahead, the audience would see a film then share their thoughts afterwards while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee.
Tony McElroy, Tesco’s head of communications in Scotland, said: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers.”
Voting is open until the end of April, with 11 stores in the Aberdeen area participating.