CARE home residents have been treated to weekly ‘cinema trips’ during coronavirus lockdown thanks to Leigh Film Society.

Residents at The Chanters care home, Atherton, has been hosting weekly ‘Movie Mondays’ for its residents playing a variety of movies from all genres with the all-important movie snacks, popcorn and pick-and-mix.

Some of the donated DVDs included: Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, The King’s Speech, The Sound of Music, Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat and Memphis Belle.

So far, musicals have been a favourite for the residents, with The Sound of Music taking first place.

Resident Sybil Downham, 93, said: “I look forward to ‘Movie Monday’ every week because I love watching films and we have a good selection to choose from.

“I especially like it when it is my turn to choose the movie, even if I have seen it before, I enjoy watching them over and over again.

“Sometimes the staff even treat us to a Bailey’s hot chocolate in the interval.”

Anne Hargreaves, home manager at The Chanters, said: “We’re really grateful to have received such wonderful gifts from local businesses and the public recently. The residents have loved the kind donation of DVDs, and our ‘Movie Mondays’ have gone down a treat.

“Thank you to Leigh Film Society, and anyone else who has sent us gifts, we all appreciate it very much.”

The care home forms part of Larchwood Care and is managed by Healthcare Management Solutions and is currently rated ‘Good’ by the CQC.