Station Cinema operator steps down after 15 years

Rob Younger.

The operator of the Station Cinema in Richmond is stepping down after 15 years in charge.

Rob Younger, who has run the cinema since its opened in 2007, is handing management over to Richmond Building Preservation Trust, which owns the building.

Rob said: “I first came to Richmond in February 2007. At the time I was head of technical for Picturehouse Cinemas – a real job with a company car, salary and expenses account.

“But I saw The Station and fell in love with it, and was convinced that we could create a cinema within it’s walls.”

He added: “Having designed screen 1 from the start, personally installed every bit of cable, every loudspeaker and every bit of sound and projection kit, it’s fair to say that I know the place inside out.

“I was so proud of the refit in screen 2 in 2013, finally getting rid of the awful retractable seats and improving the sightlines and sound.

“As I approach my 60th birthday in a few weeks, I have decided that I now is the time to slow down a little.

“I have driven the 150-mile round trip from home so many times – thousands of miles over the years.

“The cinema will continue, under the management of the trust that owns and operates The Station. I am very pleased that all of our staff will be retained by the trust and I wish them all the best.”


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