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First Flicks in the Sticks film to be shown at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

First Flicks in the Sticks film to be shown at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre The first Flicks in the Sticks film is to be shown at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre this April. After securing LEADER funding for developing the offer of their exhibition, the rotunda (where the balloon film used to be) was refurbished to include a levelled floor, a top of the range projector and a new cinema screen.

On Saturday 21st April, the Centre’s first film showing will be COCO (PG) where aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Tickets cost £5 per adult, £3 per child and £15 per family (2 adults, 3 children). The film will start at 5.30pm and special refreshments will be available from 4.30pm including hot dogs and chips, popcorn and ice creams as well as a licensed bar. There will also be COCO crafts available.

For advance tickets, contact the Centre on 01588 676060 or pop in to see a member of the front desk team.

“Coco is a vibrant Disney/Pixar film that explores the traditions of the Day of the Dead, a child's desire to become a musician despite his family's wishes, and the power of unconditional love.”

The Centre will also be showing Peter Rabbit in June, exact date to be confirmed.

Jade Marriott-Lodge, Marketing and Development Manager at the Centre says, “We are very excited to be putting on our first film and we’re pleased we can offer this in the local community. We originally planned to show Peter Rabbit first but we had such a great response that we decided to show another family film whilst we wait for its release. We are also hoping to be able to offer a wider range of films to suit all audiences in the future.”

Entry to the Discovery Centre and Onny Meadows is free but there is a charge for visitors to enjoy our Shropshire Hills Through Time exhibition and visit our mammoth. The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre offers an extensive programme of family events, adult courses and a variety of activities for the whole family. The unique grass roofed building houses a replica of the famous mammoth skeleton found in Shropshire. The café serves delicious home-cooked food. Browse our extensive shop selling a range of quirky gifts. Every half term and school holiday we provide hands-on family activities. For further details call 01588 676060 or visit the website:

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