Star Trek‘s Simon Pegg is the patron of MediCinema, who is building a new cinema and entertainment center for injured Service personnel undergoing rehab.
Headley Court MediCinema, a new fully digital 3D system, will open this September at the Defense Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Headley Court in Surrey.
The new entertainment center will have fifty seats, and be fully wheelchair accessible. Recovering personnel will be able to see “Hollywood blockbusters and films on current release up to three times a week.”
The Royal British Legion has contributed £410,000 towards the cost of the center. Pegg, a patron of MediCinema, spoke about the project. “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.”
“On behalf of the patients and staff of Headley Court, I would very much like to thank all those from MediCinema, the Royal British Legion and my own Headley Court staff who have worked so hard to deliver this magnificent facility,” said Commanding Officer of Headley Court, Group Captain Clare Walton. “Our patients will be able to come here and enjoy the full 3D, HD cinema experience complete with all the latest sound effects. It is a fabulous addition to our welfare facilities and I know it will be particularly appreciated by patients after a hard day’s work in the rehabilitation center.”