Luncarty House in Perthshire, part of Balhousie Care Group, rolled out the red carpet today to care home residents as it celebrated the opening of its new cinema.

Residents were treated to popcorn, fizz and a trip down memory lane at the screening of classic Calamity Jane, which won their vote for first film.

Staff at Balhousie Luncarty transformed the historic country home’s dining room for the special event -installing a huge projector, dimming the lights and even issuing old-fashioned tickets on entry. Outside the dining room they created cinema signs and hung film posters to create a cinema feel. And it went down a treat.

Said Home Manager Cheryl Banks: “Our residents have been looking forward to this so much and they thoroughly enjoyed the red carpet treatment. They got dressed up in feather boas and top hats and they loved their first movie night.”

She added: “We’re always looking for new, stimulating activities for our residents and, as with many of our activities and events, residents had a big say in this one. They voted for Calamity Jane and it went down a storm.”

The care home plans to use the projector not only for films but to screen football and rugby matches and other special events.