New interactive cinema experience, Little Screen, will be welcoming a number of licensed names to its November shows, including the popular Nick Jr. UK preschool series PAW Patrol and Lily's Driftwood Bay!
Launched in cinemas across the UK on October 22-23, Little Screen is the first-of-its kind interactive cinema experience which has been created by Pinewood Live exclusively for pre-school aged children and their families to both entertain and educate them.
Little Screen features two showings across one weekend each month, with a new format of shows aimed at children aged 3 – 6 years. The first show featured the much-loved Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, Paw Patrol, Thomas and Friends, Hey Duggee, and Masha and the Bear.
Little Screen's November listings – taking place over Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2016 – include Lily's Driftwood Bay, PAW Patrol, Miffy's Adventures, Octonauts and Masha and the Bear.
Little Screen was born from the insight that children's learning thrives in social environments, and the whole programme has been tailor made for pre-school children to watch and learn together. Pui Fan Lee, who is best known for portraying Po in the original Teletubbies series, is part of the creative team behind Little Screen. She has spent many years working in children's TV and is a favourite face of CBeebies programme Show Me Show Me.
Commenting on the format and importance of children watching and learning together, Pui Fan Lee said:
"Little Screen is the perfect place to bring little ones to enjoy the magic of the Big Screen; the great variety of little features and all the funny bits in-between are carefully chosen to keep everyone happy (grown ups too!). Little Screen is a Lovely Little Treat!"
Child psychologist, Liz Fraser added:
"The experience of going to the cinema is completely different to watching films at home, not only socially but also developmentally, culturally and educationally. Children are far more concentrated in a cinema because they can’t get up and wander off into another room or be distracted by their toys, they importantly learn the discipline of sitting still and respecting others."
Liz continued "Little Screen is a fantastic initiative to get young children out of the house and sharing an experience with lots of other children. The fact that it’s tailored to their age, concentration span and learning stage, as well as involving their parents too and allowing them to interact, ask questions and really engage with the characters and storyline, makes it an absolutely perfect way to start their cinema-going life and teach them far more than they otherwise would watching TV at home."
For the duration of each 70-minute programme, children will be kept on their toes with each showing consisting of five episodes from different programmes, with the host – Marty (Darren Hart) - encouraging audience participation inspired by the content. LITTLE SCREEN promises to offer a unique cinema visit for young children and their families where joining in, singing and dancing is encouraged, not frowned upon!
LITTLE SCREEN will be screening at the following sites:
Showcase Bluewater Cinema de Lux
Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
Showcase Bristol Cinema de Lux
Vue Bristol Longwell Green
Vue Bury The Rock
Vue Cheshire Oaks
Vue Croydon Purley
Showcase Derby Cinema de Lux
Vue Edinburgh Omni
Vue Edinburgh Ocean
Vue Finchley North
Vue Finchley Road
Vue Glasgow Fort
Vue Leamington Spa
Showcase Leeds Cinema de Lux
Vue Leeds Kirkstall
Vue Leeds Light
Showcase Leicester Cinema de Lux
Showcase Nottingham Cinema de Lux
Vue Oxford Vue Entertainment
Showcase Reading Cinema de Lux
Vue Shepherds Bush
Vue West End
Vue Wood Green
Original sources: Licensing Source, What To Do With The Kids; Additional source: London Evening Standard.
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