The latest silver screening, hosted by M-Net Movies Family and Ster-Kinekor, took a much younger skew! Revisiting the story of the beloved bee, Maya, in her own feature film; Maya the Bee was screened in various cinemas around South Africa. The busy little insect sent older audience members tripping down memory lane, while introducing the character to a new generation entirely.
The occasion was made even more momentous by the movie’s availability in three languages – English, Afrikaans and Zulu – giving viewers the choice to watch it in their mother tongue. KykNET and Mzansi Magic were also on board to support the multilingual premiere.
A heartwarming tale for children centred on an inspirational character meant Maya the Bee needed the right audience. Although the older crowd were just as delighted to attend, M-Net Movies wanted to make sure the children enjoyed their moment, specifically those who would not necessarily have the opportunity to enter such a competition or even regularly go to the cinema.
A number of children’s homes were invited to the screening at The Zone in Rosebank. Watching Maya’s adventures unfold on the big screen were children from NewClare Centre, Thusong Centre, Abrahim Kriel Residential Centre and Abrahim Kriel Community Centre.
Outings such as their trip to the screening are a real treat, and judging by their enthusiasm and bright faces, Maya has found several new fans. Take a look at images snapped at the screening below.
The children were also treated to goodie bags which they could enjoy after the movie.
The Afrikaans voice cast for Maya the Bee made an appearance as well.
If you missed out on Maya the Bee, you can stand a chance to attend a screening of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, which includes a race through the Maze of the Lost City at Sun City. Click here to enter.
October’s silver screening is also around the corner. If you want to stand a chance to win tickets to Sicario, then click here. Keep a lookout on the website and social media for more news about screenings and competitions.