group's thank you to cinema owners in 80th year
community group has thanked the owners of Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz
Cinema for their work in keeping the facility running as it marks
its 80th anniversary this year.
Socialites have presented the cinema's owners, Pat and Beryl Scott,
with a special cake to mark the milestone.
cinema in Victoria Street, which has three screens, originally opened
Donnellan, from Burnham Socialites, said: "We wanted to thank
both Pat and Beryl for their work in running the cinema during such
an important year."
cinema is a really important and much-loved part of our community."
building has been used as a cinema since 1936 when it had more than
500 seats, however due to dwindling visitor numbers it was forced
to close in 2002.
and Beryl spent more than £120,000 renovating the building
after they took on the building. They re-opened the cinema on September
17th 2004 with two new large screens, state-of-the-art projectors
plus air conditioning and seating for up to 230 people.
then, the facility has become a well-used, thriving part of Burnham's
social life. Its third screen opened for the first time last October.
cinema memorabilia from the 1936 opening