The cinema in Meppel showed its first film on Sunday
The question posed by Zorggroep Noorderboog of how can elderly people go to the cinema safely, without fear of the Coronavirus has now been answered with a drive-in cinema. The first film screened, on Sunday, was by the Dutch comedian Herman Finkers.
The special performance for the elderly is an idea of Berry Wognum, a volunteer at Zorggroep Noorderboog.
“I just think it is very important that these people are not forgotten. Especially with the Coronavirus”, he says. As reported by RTV Drenthe.
Prior to the Herman Finkers film, a short film by Old Meppel (Oude Meppel) was shown with archival footage from just after World War II. The film showed Meppelers making their so-called ‘solar day’ outing: a tradition in Meppel where an annual outing was made with the elderly.
“Perhaps this is also a start for a new solar day in Meppel and we will continue this,” says Wognum.
This seems like a good idea for the elderly. “I thought it was very interesting,” says a lady sitting in the car with her daughter. “That’s how I experience something in my life.”