Ritz Cinema raises RNLI funds at opening of third screen
£600 was raised for the RNLI during the official opening
of Burnham-On-Sea Ritz Cinema's new third screen on Friday evening
owners of the popular cinema, Pat and Beryl Scott, have recently
introduced the new 72-seat screen as part of a £160,000
Over 70 invited local guests were treated to a preview of the
latest Tom Hanks movie, 'Bridge of Spies', with access free-of-charge
but donations to the RNLI's ongoing lifeboat appeal encouraged.
Pat thanked 20th Century Fox for their support, after they donated
the film for the event some two weeks before its official release
official opening of the screen was marked by a ribbon-cutting
ceremony from Burnham and Highbridge Mayor and Mayoress Michael
and Maria Clarke.
Burnham RNLI Chairman Ashley Edwards gave a short brief about
the local lifeboat station, its history, and the fundraising project
for a new D-class lifeboat to replace the current Puffin lifeboat
Foillowing the film, the guests gave donations to the appeal
and then moved to the Ritz Social Club downstairs for a buffet
Course, right, who had project managed the theatre building
work on Pats behalf, was thanked for his efforts by Pat
The end of the evening was marked by the presentation of a cheque
for £637, representing the total collected funds for the
Mayor Michael Clarke said: "This is a fantastic addition
to a great attraction in Burnham."
And Ashley Edwards added: "We are all very grateful for
the donations, which will go towards our new D class lifeboat
replacement next year."