We have to confess we didn’t see this one coming. On Thursday last week Motion S4M-05863 in the Scottish Parliament (yes the Scottish Parliament!!!) said:
‘That the Parliament congratulates Balerno Village Screen, the latest addition to Scotland’s cinema scene; understands that the community cinema is operated by local volunteers and, as a result of donations, is able to offer free admission; notes that, since its opening screening in the old parish church hall on 2 February 2013, it has played to record crowds, and wishes this new community venture every success in the future’.
Motion raised by local MSP Gordon MacDonald.
Supported by: Bill Kidd, Rob Gibson, Alison Johnstone, Aileen McLeod, Annabelle Ewing, Joan McAlpine, Mike MacKenzie, David Torrance, Roderick Campbell, Adam Ingram, Bob Doris, George Adam, Colin Keir, Maureen Watt, Jean Urquhart, Gil Paterson, Angus MacDonald, Nigel Don, Sandra White, Colin Beattie, Fiona McLeod, Kevin Stewart, Clare Adamson
You can also read it on the Scottish Parliament website.