This really was the front page headline of the Daily Post in North Wales. We really could not believe the plans to use the Chapel for a charity event would make the front page after one complaint!
The previous story ‘Cat stuck up a tree’ had to be moved to page 2!!!! he he he
I had a conversation with the reporter, Mari Jones, who advised she had received a complaint from ONE elderly ex-parishioner about a Facebook posting which stated “chilling backdrop of the Chapel of Horrors to screen the finest horror movies”. I advised her about the plans and recommended she spoke direct to TAPE but after she had been unable to contact them that day this is the article she wrote.
TAPE have since emailed Mari Jones with the facts. Explaining the Coastline Film Festival is an event set up to celebrate cinema and community along the North Wales coast. Screening 5 movies at the Chapel with a horror theme. TAPE have been mindful of the heritage of the chapel and have chosen 5 films accordingly. One is a children’s film, one is a 1960s classic american social commentary on race and cold war politics and one is a classic 1930’s black & white silent movie which will be screened with a live soundtrack on the chapel’s organ, which is currently unused. This screening will serve to revive this wonderful instrument and give people a chance to hear it in full flow again.
There are no slasher films and they will not be showing the Exorcist or The Omen or anything which could offend the community. This is chance for the people of the town to be part of a much wider event which is generating opportunity for a great many people and communities.
This certainly got people talking and actually helped promote the Festival and plans to use the Chapel.
We have received lots of support from throughout the community and are sure this is going to be a fab event.