Restoration Yard’s 18th century stables welcome indoor winter woodland cinema for Christmas classic screenings.
Following last year’s sell-out screenings at The Biscuit Factory, Hobo Cinema’s Indoor Winter Woodland Cinema moves to Restoration Yard at Dalkeith Country Park, Midlothian. This immersive experience will see the Wellbeing Lab transformed into a woodland cinema, with set design from Pyrus Botanicals, showing a programme of classic Christmas films.
Whilst an outdoor, crisp winter screening sounds romantic, the reality is more likely a cold damp one. Hobo Cinema is the best of both worlds – beautiful winter floral and foliage canopies, wood chipped floors, and twinkling festoon in the warmth and shelter of Restoration Yard with gourmet popcorn, rich hot chocolates and spiced mulled cider on offer. A real festive treat designed to get even the most bah humbug amongst us onside.
Hobo Cinema’s programme is varied with everything from heart-warming classics through to Hollywood favourites and 80s nostalgia. Rogue Village hope their cross-generational programming will bring families together to share in timeless cinema.
Co-Director, Jenny Maniam, says ‘for so many of us, it’s a certain Christmas film that really helps us to connect with the magic of Christmas. We’re screening ten classics in a beautifully designed space for a warm, fuzzy, festive experience whether you’re creating your first Christmas memories, building your own traditions or looking for that spark of nostalgia’.
Rogue Village seeks to present an alternative to soulless multiplexes by putting an emphasis on environment and experience. Botanical set designers, Pyrus Botanicals (who US Vogue recently tipped as one of the top ten florists to follow on Instagram) will ensure the design goes way beyond a few strategically placed Christmas trees with their critically acclaimed work. Quality food and drink are also at the heart of what Hobo Cinema offers and Restoration Yard will be designing a festive twist on cinema favourites.
The film programme features Home Alone, The Snowman, Gremlins, Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life and Love Actually amongst others.
There will be dinner and drinks packages available for company Christmas parties, date nights or groups of friends looking for an alternative celebration.
Hobo Cinema: An Indoor Winter Woodland Cinema
Address: Restoration Yard, Via The King’s Gate, Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, EH22 1ST
Dates: Friday 21 – Monday 24 December 2018
Times:Various, visit www.roguevillage.com for screening schedule
Tickets: £13.50 adult / £10 children. To book tickets or for more information visit
Rogue Village is an arts and events company based in East Lothian operating nationally. With a clear and distinct brand, they are driven by a desire to offer forward thinking, inspiring and unifying events particularly outside of city centre environments. Their hugely successful Canteen Street Food Festival attracts more than 2000 people every month and Hobo Cinema offers unique cinema experiences. They also deliver private parties and events across the UK.
Restoration Yard is an inspiring retail, food and wellbeing destination that sits alongside the magical Fort Douglas adventure playground at the heart of Dalkeith Country Park, just a few miles from Edinburgh’s city centre.
With design at the heart of their brand, Restoration Yard blends old and new perfectly. The 18th century stableyard was sensitively restored in 2016 to showcase its original features, while creating a contemporary retail and leisure destination with floor to ceiling glass windows for the stunning Park views. The Store boasts a wide range of departments from the luxury Foodhall to womenswear, menswear, house and home, kids toys, books and stationery. Restoration Café offers breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea and exclusive use evening events and weddings.
The wider Park hosts upgraded walking and cycling routes, and a full programme of events runs throughout the year.