Festival-goers treated to free pop-up cinema at Christian events

Mercy Ships pop up cinema

Festival-goers treated to free pop-up cinema at Christian events

Attendees to Christian festivals are being treated to a 13-minute movie showcasing Mercy Ships’ work across sub-Saharan Africa.

The pop-up cinema has already appeared at Spring Harvest events in Skegness and Minehead, and the team are gearing up for the Big Church Festival in Sussex later this month. The film gives testimony to life-changing operations and includes interviews with the volunteer medical staff as well as patients.

The inside of the pop-up cinema truck

“It’s quite incredible to see people walking through a festival, seeing the cinema and then learning about Mercy Ships,” said Phil Coltman, Church Partnership Manager for Mercy Ships. “It’s a great way of sharing the heart and mission of Mercy Ships, carrying out life-changing transformational operations. Viewers are often stunned to silence after the movie and always want to know more about the charity. It can be an emotional watch…. I’ve seen families walk out in tears and then want to get involved with what we are doing.”

After the Big Church Festival from May 25-26, the cinema experience will make its way to New Wine 2024, HTB Focus and Wildfires Festival. Check out this preview of the film.



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