Coffee shop aims to stir moviegoers with Bond screening

A COFFEE shop in the dairy building where Sir Sean Connery once worked is to run its own movie screening nights, starting with Bond classic Dr No.

Cuthbert's Coffee Shop on Fountainbridge will offer a buffet, popcorn and ice cream during the film showings, which are due to begin in January.

Owners Mark and Stef Grant also hope to run a children's classic movie club on Saturdays.

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Mrs Grant said: "The curtains for the large windows are being made and it will all take a while - 108 metres. But we are looking at the third week in January as our premiere night.

"We are truly excited about this proposition as the shop has a connection with Connery that we wanted to build on. We do not wish to be too high-brow and will go with what the guests ask to view. There will be a majority voting on the night, but it will be a classic in its widest definition."

The coffee shop will also project subtitled films on to its wall during the day.

Cuthbert's opened a year ago in the building once occupied by St Cuthbert's Co-operative Society, where Sir Sean worked as a milkman in the 1940s.

The St Cuthbert's name, which came from the parish in which the Co-op was situated, was lost in 1981 when it merged with the Dalziel Society of Motherwell to become the Scottish Midland Co-operative Society - or Scotmid for short.

Mr Grant was keen to revive the name and open a business in Fountainbridge because his grandmother spent most of her life there.