KNIGHTON Community Centre could become a regular film venue if a three-month trial is successful.

The community centre has been selected by Powys County Council to host a three-film ‘Wyeside on Wheels’ pilot scheme starting on Friday, February 19.

The scheme will run through until Friday, April 16, and cannot be extended, but if it is successful the Knighton Community Centre Management Committee will look at securing funding to purchase the necessary equipment to keep it going.

A spokesman for the committee said: “The community centre management committee are delighted to have this opportunity to provide this facility and need support from the community to make it a success. Please put the dates in your diaries and tell your friends.

“If the scheme is successful it may be possible to buy the necessary equipment by applying for match-funding with money raised in the community. The response to this pilot will determine the way forward.”

Beverley Lloyd has kindly volunteered to help co-ordinate the scheme. The three screenings are The Reader (15) on Friday, February 19, at 7.30pm; Ice Age 3 (U) on Sunday, March 21, at 3pm; and The Baker (15) on Friday, April 16, at 7.30pm. Tickets will cost £3.50, and £2.50 for children for the Ice Age 3 screening.

The committee are appealing for help with putting out chairs before the shows and providing and serving refreshments.

“Please help us find ways of making the community centre provide a service to the community and remain sustainable.

“Any realistic suggestions will be considered by the committee,” the spokesman added.

For more information or to volunteer your services or ideas, call Penny Nicholson on 01547 520012.