Station Cinema to run cat-friendly screenings

The Station Cinema in Richmond has announced it will be running cat friendly screenings in April. 

It is thought the independent cinema, recently listed in the top 50 Best Cinemas in the UK & Ireland by TimeOut Magazine, is the first in the county to allow the audience to take their cat to watch a film.

General manager, Dan Westgarth said: “Cats are an integral part to Britain and indeed families and homes across Yorkshire.

“They are for many, an extension of family and loved by millions of Britons.

“Therefore, we are delighted to offer a Yorkshire and UK first event allowing cinema-goers to come and enjoy a film offering, whilst bringing their cat companions along with them.”

During the week felines and their owners will be allowed to come together to enjoy a specially selected programme of screenings. 

Cat-milk, water, treats, litter trays and free cat food will be available in each screen.

The programme will include films such as the aptly-named film, based on the musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber, from 2019, Cats, family films including Cats & Dogs and Puss In Boots: The Last Wish alongside the 1947 release The Private Life Of A Cat. 

On Friday, April 7, the cinema will play host to a special red carpet event with an evening screening of classic animation The Aristocrats and the black-tie event is expected to sell out fast.

The programme which will run from April 7– April 13 will keep the volume down, the lights a little higher so our feline friends aren’t spooked.

Dan added: “You can bring your cat along, relaxing in the comfort they are able to move around the screen freely as they wish as you both enjoy a classic film.” 

Tickets are available directly at the box office and cats will receive free entry alongside a full priced ticket admission.

Cinema goers are being advised to avoid these sessions if they aren’t a cat-person. 



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