A RYEDALE library is offering free film screenings for residents who find it difficult to access cinemas.

Pickering Library has signed up to the More Than Movies project and will offer two screenings – one for older people with memory problems, their partners, family members and carers and the other will be for families who have children with autism and other specials needs.

The showings will be more informal than the cinema, with room to move about, brighter lighting and no need to be silent.

There will also be a chance to chat during the interval over refreshments, and activities related to the film will be available to do on the day or to take home.

County Cllr Greg White, executive member for libraries, said: “We

are pleased to support this inclusive and social initiative, which will

allow those who do not normally go to the cinema the chance to see some much-loved films on the big screen.

“From Calamity Jane to Sunshine on Leith, the programme is sure to have something for everyone.”

All showings are free, but booking is essential as spaces are limited.

For dates of showings and to book your seat, visit northyorks.gov.uk/libraries-news-and-events