The pilgrimage site will show films twice per week
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The St Boniface Chapel in Dokkum will be transformed into an open-air cinema in the coming weeks, as part of a collaboration between the Bonifatiuskapel, the Filmhuis Dokkum; and Kooistra AV.
As reported by the Omrop Fryslân, the ‘Corona Cinema’ will be in the courtyard of the chapel, and will show films on Fridays and Saturdays. The St Boniface chapel normally welcomes around 25,000 pilgrims each year, and accordingly has ample space for large numbers of people observing social distancing. The courtyard at the Chapel is semi-covered, meaning that the show can go on even if Summer weather doesn’t hold.
On Friday of this week, visitors can watch Bonifatius de Musical, which was originally a theatrical performance put on in the Chapel in 2012. Saturday afternoon is reserved for a kid’s film, whilst on Saturday evenings will show the latest blockbuster dramas.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak and associated regulations, around 100 people can come to each screening, and must reserve a place via the Filmhuis Dokkum website.
The coming weekend’s programme is a trial period, and assuming that it is successful and well-attended, the ‘Corona Cinema’ will open its doors in August and September, too.
The programme of films, information about attending, and reservations portal can be found on the Filmhuis Dokkum website.
Image via Filmhuis Dokkum.