Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, many local businesses have pivoted and found creative ways to adapt their services and stay afloat.

One staple in the community that is doing just that is the Cochrane Movie House.

They're now offering private family movies on weekends or by special request. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the viewings are limited to members of the same household.

It's a chance for families to watch their favourite movie on the big screen and have the entire theatre to themselves. 

Cochranite Manouri Giesen says that having the theatre all to themselves was a neat family experience. "We four enjoyed a movie, popcorn and a drink and loved having the theatre all to ourselves," says Giesen. She says that having a private viewing has its advantages. "We could talk during the movie and not whisper!"

$79 gets you a private screening for up to six people plus popcorn and a drink.

You can book your private screening here.