A NEW cinema for young people by young people will debut in Rhyl this weekend.

The Wicked Cinema will launch their new, pop-up Sinema#Cinema at Rhyl Little Theatre on Friday, December 21 with its first screening of The Nightmare before Christmas.

The new cinema is focused on giving young people a platform to screen films that appeal to their tastes.

Natasha Swann, chair of the Wicked Wales International Film Festival and a volunteer, said: "We are very keen to open our new pop up cinema, as it has allowed us to create an affordable cinema that is being run by young people."

Sinema#Cinema volunteers Natasha Swann,Andrew Virgo, Maddy Neve and and Jordan Lennon

This year's film of choice, Tim Burton's modern classic straddles Halloween and Christmas in a tale that follows Jack Skellington, the "Pumpkin King", on his quest to transform Halloween town into something altogether more festive.

Rhiannon Hughes, festival director of Wicked Wales, said: "We are delighted to have a team of young people who want to run their own cinema, it is sometimes difficult to get young people into the cinema, so what better way than to let them develop their own?"

Tickets are £4 for adults, and £3 for children, and there are also membership and group offers available. Anyone celebrating the festive season with a Christmas jumper or hats will be entitled to a special discount revealed on the day.

As if that wasn't enough, the annual tradition of screening Frank Capra's 1946 masterpiece It's a Wonderful Life takes place once again at the Little Theatre on Thursday, December 20 at 7.30pm. Tickets £3 for adults, £2 for children with mulled wine, soft drinks and mince pie also available.

For more information, visit hashtagcinemabywickedwales.wordpress.com.