Cinema proves its popularity

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Staff and trustees of Seahouses Community Cinema welcomed their 5,000th visitor last weekend at the Hallowe’en screening of the new Macbeth film.

The state of the art cinema opened in August 2013 and has been showing new releases each month ever since.

It has become a much-valued and well-attended community asset.

Shirley Wright, project manager for Seahouses Development Trust, said: “It is great to see the cinema continuing to be so popular.

“Reaching this milestone has only been possible because of the huge amount of community involvement and support.

“The community cinema, a project of Seahouses Development Trust, is a true community venture.”

The lucky recipient of the 5,000th ticket was Beadnell resident and cinema enthusiast Andrew Brown.

He was presented with a six-month cinema pass and a bottle of Champagne by Phil Wightman and George Scott.

Phil Wightman, event coordinator for the Hub, said: “It is great to welcome Andrew as our 5,000th guest.

“He has been a regular visitor to the cinema and represents the wonderful support that we have received so far.

“The staff and trustees would like to thank all those who have supported us, including our fantastic volunteers, and we look forward to welcoming many more visitors through our doors.”

The cinema has a 100-seat capacity, a giant screen, a digital projection and sound system and a fully licensed bar.

Tickets are available in advance – call 01665 721868 for further details. More information is available at www.seahouses hub.com or @SeahousesHub on Twitter and Facebook.