UKFast Opens Campus for Festive Film Treat
Article date: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 10:39 GMT
This Christmas, technology firm UKFast is opening up its 500-seat auditorium for a one-off screening of festive favourite Elf, starring Will Ferrell, for local youngsters deserving of a treat.
Drinks, popcorn and a festive atmosphere will all be provided inside UKFast’s brand new auditorium at UKFast Campus in Hulme for families living with disadvantage in the area.
School groups, charity projects and individual families who are having a tough time are welcome to join Buddy the elf and a host of Christmas Helpers on Thursday 13th December from 1pm.
Over summer, UKFast played host to more than 1500 children across four cinema screenings – playing Moana, The Greatest Showman, Avengers: Infinity War and an autism-friendly screening of finding Nemo.
UKFast MD Gail Jones said: “Taking the family to the cinema is an expensive treat these days, one that is often out of reach for many families struggling to make ends meet over the festive period.
“Having seen how well received our Summer Cinema Club was, it made perfect sense to open up our campus again to celebrate the festive season and spread some cheer. With our new auditorium, we have the facilities to provide an amazing experience for hundreds of children and we’re incredibly excited to see everyone and enjoy a true Christmas classic!”
Last year, UKFast doubled the size of its campus HQ with the acquisition of a second 40,000 sq. ft. building adjacent to its original base at Manchester Science Park. Among the first of the completed areas in the new space is a state-of-the-art auditorium with seating for up to 500 people.
The Christmas Cinema club comes as part of UKFast’s drive to support disadvantaged children in Greater Manchester, which has so far seen the firm donate 5000 volunteering hours to various charities and 20,000 meals to tackle Holiday Hunger.This Christmas, UKFast is supporting the Wood Street Mission in its campaign to provide thousands of children with presents that would not otherwise have received gifts. Find out more.
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