Movie magic as sparkling new cinema room unveiled

Family and staff stand in cinema room watching the screen

The beautiful new cinema room is unveiled at Acorns in the Black Country

The magic of the movies has come to Acorns in the Black Country with the opening of a sparkling new cinema room.

With a large film screen, starry ceiling lights, amazing surround sound and access to thousands of films, the room opens up a whole new world of opportunities for the hospice as it cares for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions.

The five month project was made possible with the help of Together for Cinema, Jooced, and the generosity of local businesses which installed the automated, hi-tech equipment.

Mum and daughter Aime and Charlee were the first guests to see cinema room in action with a showing of Disney’s The Good Dinosaur.

Aime said: “Charlee is in her element. This is going to be really good for children and their families. Without this we would be only be able to watch films on TV at home.”

Family and staff stand for group photo in cinema room

The cinema room was made possible by the generosity of Together for Cinema and Jooced

Generosity and professionalism

The hospice is now planning cinema days and themed events for children and families to enjoy.

Neil Patel, Facilities Manager at Acorns in the Black Country, said: “I am overwhelmed by both the generosity and professionalism of both Jooced and Together for Cinema.

“Together for Cinema has been incredible at sourcing and delivering an array of technological items to fully support this installation. Jooced is at the forefront of their industry creating a bespoke installation with extertise, knowledge and experience.”

“Together this team has delivered an incredible cinema experience for our children by bringing this to our hospice. On behalf of us all at Acorns – thank you!”

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions and support for their families.

In the past year, the charity has cared for more than 730 children across Birmingham and the wider West Midlands, and almost 1,000 families, including those who are bereaved.

Acorns needs around £27,000 each day to provide its children’s hospice care, with two thirds of that amount coming from generous donations and fundraising by the local community.

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Notes to editors:

Due to the sensitive nature of Acorns care services it refrains from using the words ‘terminal’ or ‘terminally ill’ in its press releases and public communications when describing the children who use Acorns and the conditions that they have. Instead, Acorns uses the words ‘life limited’, ‘life limiting’, or ‘life threatening’. Acorns kindly requests that you respect this in your communications when referring to Acorns Children’s Hospice. Acorns children have a lot of living to do. Thank you.