A COMMUNITY cinema project that will bring Hollywood films to the big screen at small prices will be launched later this month.

The 'Nantwich Family Films @ 4' at the Methodist Church in Hosptal Street will enable families to see the latest blockbusters without breaking the bank.

Project leader, Geoff Etherton, said: “Nantwich has a population of around 20,000 yet does not have a dedicated cinema.

“Our aim is to provide a local and low cost regular screening of films for families, for whom the cost of seeing a film at a multiplex cinema would leave them little change from £50.

“The idea came from surveying the community, and finding this was a real gap locally. Over 30 people attended a trial run in November.”

Nantwich Methodist Church in Hospital Street will host the project in its modern, multi-purpose hall.

Funding from numerous partners has enabled purchase of a 4m wide screen.

Films will be screened on the third Sunday of each month, with Sunday January 19 seeing the launch of the project with Disney's Wreck it Ralph.

Screenings take place at 4pm, with doors opening at 3.45pm.

Family tickets covering up to 2 adults and 4 children are only £10. Individual tickets are £3. Refreshments are on sale at low cost, and face painting is also available from 3.15pm for those who would like to get into the spirit of the film.

The launch event on January 19 will be officially opened by the local MP, Edward Timpson.