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Over the weekend, 21cc Fireworks were working in conjunction Edinburgh AV firm Metro Eccose to lay on a fantastic family orientated outdoor cinema event in the middle of Edinburgh. The event was arranged by the Southside Community Council to bring families together and to raise awareness of their ‘Save the Odeon’ campaign.

With all of the sound, lighting and outdoor projection systems, the set up look thoroughly professional. To add a special level of detail and to make it authentic, there were huge red drapes hung either side of the gigantic temporary cinema screen, gas flambeaux torches marking the entrance way to the park and a Hollywood style searchlight beaming high into the nights sky throughout the course of the evening.

The event started at 7.15pm with a presentation on the original Odeon cinema followed by an outdoor screening of the Bafta award winning film, Local Hero. There was toffee popcorn and fizzy juice on tap for everyone. At the end of the film, there was a spectacular fireworks display fired from the centre of the Meadows, using explosions the same size as those used at Edinburgh Castle to conclude the show. A large amount of planning went into this event. It was hailed by the Southside Community Council as a “great success” and was well attended by the general public, including local and national press.

Yesterday, the Chair of the Southside Community Council wrote to 21cc Fireworks to thank us for our services and to highly recommend us to future clients. Click here to see the formal letter.

“I am writing on behalf of the Southside Community Council to thank you for the spectacular display you provided and sponsorship of the Film and Firework evening we held on 2nd April 2011. As you know, we had a wonderful evening and it was a great success. Many more people now know about the campaign to save the former Odeon cinema in Edinburgh and the event also raised the profile of the Community Council.

The stewards enjoyed working with you and the insight that they had into what is involved in setting up such a display. The fact that you managed to make sure that the display was so arranged to be in perfect alignment with the building, despite the wind, was most impressive.”

Have a look at our testimonials page for more comments from our clients.

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