Facebook group in call for reopening of Whitehaven's cinema
Last updated at 20:32, Thursday, 23 February 2012
A FACEBOOK group calling for a cinema to open in Whitehaven is gathering pace.
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In Penrith they had a smaller cinema along the lines of the Gaiety. they got a grant for disabled access and installed a lift. they also made a small 2nd level access cinema with modern seats.
In the past 10 years cinema has had a revival. WREN grants are available for community facilities within 5 miles of a tip.
Parents would send kids to whitehaven toen centre to see pictures on their own, Would they send them to workington, to get another bus to cinema??
The access up so many stairs put people off, there are more flats in town now. A lift and another screen using the space up there, would that be viable??
This has been tried before. The cinema is actually in a good condition although the seating would need replaced and some other cash spent, but Graves (Cumberland) are just not interested.
what about rosehill. they show films not too long after the plaza and its very rarely full. some films are lucky to have more than 5 customers. people need to look further than under their noses.