Home   Bury St Edmunds   News   Article

Subscribe Now

Bury St Edmunds resident plans second free community screening of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse at Cineworld this weekend





A community champion is to once again organise a free cinema event after his successful first screening in the summer.

Thomas Howard, 27, is to hold a second screening event at Cineworld in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday at 10am for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

He once again wants to give the community the opportunity to come together after a difficult few years due to the cost-of-living crisis.

Tom Howard, 27, has organised a second free cinema screening at Cineworld in Bury St Edmunds after the success of the first one in the summer. Picture: Thomas Howard
Tom Howard, 27, has organised a second free cinema screening at Cineworld in Bury St Edmunds after the success of the first one in the summer. Picture: Thomas Howard

He held his first cinema event in July after doing a series of random acts of kindness, but this time he has the backing of the cinema and Tesco and Waitrose which will provide some snacks.

He said: “I wanted to do it again after the success of the first one and also because some people missed out or didn’t know it was happening. I did feel a little bad that a lot of people really wanted to come along so I thought at that point it would be good to do another one in the future.”

Tom said he will be capping the number of places at 100 so that there will be plenty of room for those that come along. He thinks there will be about 80 people in attendance and 70 people have already emailed to say they are going.

The chosen film is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Pictured: Tom at the Bury Free Press Community Awards. Picture: Mecha Morton
The chosen film is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Pictured: Tom at the Bury Free Press Community Awards. Picture: Mecha Morton

“A lot of people are being very supportive,” he added.

“Some of them said they missed the last one so they would be keen to come to this one. Some of them did come to the last event and they said they love what’s being done and it helps them and their family access cinema.

“I’ve had a lot of messages so far. It’s been crazy but good crazy.”

There is also a Spiderman-themed drawing competition for children aged between five and 15. The winner will receive a Spiderman bundle from Smiggle.

Tom is also selling Christmas cards with the money raised going towards the community cinema screenings and Halloween gifts that he give out.

He hopes to organise more screenings next year.

For tickets, to send entries into the drawing competition or to purchase Christmas cards, email BuryFilmGroup@outlook.com.