Gaiety Cinema to permanently reopen!
After 12 years Whitehaven's Gaiety Cinema is to reopen for good. The Cinema which is located above the Opera Bingo on Tangier street has been closed since 2003. The cinema will now have a refurbishment with new state of the art picture and sound system as well as a seating upgrade ahead of its reoepning which will be this Autumn!
Nick Graves, Managing Director of Graves Cumberland Ltd who own the cinema thinks the cinema can be brought back with the support of the community, he hopes people will make full use of the facilities.
The cinema reopened briefly this year for the Western Lakes Film Festival and most of the screenings where sold out. It is thought at this time up to 4 jobs could be created.
After 81 years the cinema closed in 2003 due to a fall in numbers attending the Tangier Street Cinema. The last film to screen was Pirates of the Caribbean. Since its closure various campaigns have been launched over the years calling for the building to reopen. One recently has attracted thousands of people to the campaign.
More to follow