Celebrities attend opening of state-of-the-art cinema at Headley Court
Jerry Hall, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were among the famous faces who attended the opening of a state-of-the-art cinema at a leading rehabilitation centre for injured soldiers.
The film and television stars visited Headley Court, in Epsom, on Thursday to mark the opening of The Royal British Legion MediCinema - a newly-built on-site cinema and entertainment centre, for which the legion donated £410,000.
The 50-seater cinema is the first fully digital, 3D system dedicated to service personnel undergoing rehabilitation, with full wheelchair access and accessible steps and seating.
It will show Hollywood blockbusters and films on current release up to three times a week and Headley Court hopes it will make a significant contribution to the officers’ mental and physical recuperation.
Simon Pegg, patron of MediCinema, said: "What MediCinema has provided for the residents of Headley Court, is so much more than just entertainment.
"It is the chance for these brave servicemen to take a break from the undoubted challenges they face on a daily basis and lose themselves in the wonder world of film.
"Not only that, they get to do it in real style. I'm so proud to be associated with this project."
Group Captain Clare Walton, commanding officer at Headley Court, added: "Our patients will be able to come here and enjoy the full 3D HD cinema experience complete with all the latest sound effects.
"I know it will be particularly appreciated by patients after a hard day’s work in the rehabilitation centre."