Station Cinema to reopen on Friday

From left, cinema staff Ian Hall, Dan Westgarth, Niamh Clement with director, Rob Younger.

The Station Cinema in Richmond will eb the first in the area to reopen when its shows its first film for four months on Friday.

The cinema’s management say has undertaken a Covid-19 risk assessment and  taking steps to ensure the safety of staff and customers.

These include socially-distanced seating, a deep clean with regular cleaning and sanitising, screens and face visors in operation.

Cinema director Rob Younger said: “Having recently been awarded a grant via Richmondshire District Council, the cinema is now in a position to open with reduced capacity.

“The social distancing measures that put in place will reduce our capacity to around 25 per cent, so we will rely on the grant to keep us afloat.

“Having struggled to find any financial support since March, this recent grant is a real lifesaver for us. We cannot wait to welcome everyone back again.”

The cinema also plans to offer their 28-seat screen 3 as a “bubble” screen, available to book for exclusive shows by any family or group.

When the cinema first opened in November 2007, the first film shown was Brief Encounter; the 1947 David Lean film set in the café of a railway station.

Bosses say it is fitting that the cinema is relaunching, 13 years later, with the same film.

Also on offer is the new British film; Love Sarah, starring Celia Imrie.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is 40 years old this year and will be showing over the weekend.

For the families, there is Disney’s Onward and Trolls World Tour.

The Station Cinema’s opening prices are £5 for all categories, or £4 for members.

Advance booking online is highly recommended. Cinema snacks, drinks and alcohol will be on sale as usual.



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  1. Congratulations to Rob and the team! I’ve anyway booked a ticket for the weekend.

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