As part of Eden Leisure Group’s ongoing efforts to contribute towards a greener and more environmentally friendly society, Eden Cinemas will be screening of The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine on Sunday 8th and Saturday 14th July in aid of the NGO, Nature Trust. Persons attending either of these screenings will not be charged for their ticket but instead will be asked for a 5 euro donation where all proceeds will go towards building public awareness and protecting the recently laid turtle nest at Gnejna Bay.
Vincent Attard, Executive President/CEO of Nature Trust said: “This initiative by Eden Leisure Group is to be commended. It also comes at the right time when our NGO is planning a major project related to the Wildlife Rehab centre where we are already saving and rehabilitating injured wildlife. Thanks to this joint venture NT-FEE Malta will be able to invest more in these campaigns to increase public awareness. In the past, Eden Leisure Group have helped our organisation in Marine rescue, therefore we owe them a big thanks for choosing us for their new initiative yet again. We encourage people to enjoy this great film and at the same time help the natural environment of our islands.”
Eden Leisure Group’s Director of Operations, Kate De Cesare said: “It is our continued mission to help support and improve the environment and have adopted several initiatives in the past months, both within the company and via national campaigns, to do so. By teaming up with Nature Trust, we hope to contribute to building of public awareness of the conservation requirements needed for Turtles to be able to flourish in our waters undisturbed.”
Turtles are an endangered species on an international level and face a wide variety of problems including pollution, marine litter, climate change and boat hits. Nature Trust rescues around 50 turtles a year found injured or sick in the Maltese waters and each turtle rehabilitation costs the NGO an average of 600 to 1000 euros. It is for these reasons that Eden Leisure Group has opted to partner with Nature Trust.
Directed by George Dunning and back for its 50th anniversary since the original release, Yellow Submarine sees The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies. The original film received widespread critical acclaim from both critics and audiences with Time Magazine reporting that it “turned into a smash hit, delighting adolescents and aesthetes alike.”
Visit www.edencinemas.com.mt for more information about the free screenings of Yellow Submarine.