for £150,000 third screen at Burnham's Ritz Cinema get go-ahead
Ritz Cinema is set to be expanded with a new £150,000 third
screen this autumn after its owners this week got the go-ahead
for the project.
popular cinema in Victoria Street - which celebrated its tenth
anniversary last year under the ownership of Pat and Beryl Scott
- will get a new 72-seat screen that is set to open in October.
Social Club, which owns the building, has this week signed a new
long-term lease with the cinema owners that includes the construction
of the extra screen to show more films and entertainment.
new air-conditioned, sound-proofed auditorium will seat up to
72 people in comfort and will cost around £150,000, to include
a state-of-the-art £50,000 projector.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We love this building and are so
pleased to have reached this important milestone. It means building
work is now starting this week on the new screen."
keen to further widen the range of films and live entertainment
we offer, so a new third cinema screen at the back of the current
building is ideal."
Social Club Chairman Paul Hale told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We're
very pleased to have signed this agreement that will help the
cinema expand. The tenants are great and we wish them every success
with their third screen."
plans have also been given approval by Sedgrmoor District Council.
Top, Ritz Cinema onwers Pat and Beryl Scott with Social Club Chairman
Paul Hale outside the building holding the plans. Above, the cinema's
staff inspecting the plans