Burnham cinema staff celebrate as the Ritz
reaches its first birthday
fans and staff at Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Cinema are this week celebrating
its first birthday since re-opening for business in September
Ritz Cinema in Victoria Street originally opened in 1936 but closed
in the summer of 2002 before local businessman Patt Scott took
over it and re-opened it on Friday September 17, 2004.
a year later, the cinema is busier than ever with large numbers
of film fans visiting to watch the latest blockbusters from Hollywood
and around the world.
photo shows, from left to right, cinema staff Lian Hughes and
Jay Windard with supervisor Sam Northcombe in party mood in the
cinema's entrance hall.
Patt Scott (pictured right) is determined that the cinema will
continue and added: "I want to thank the people of Burnham
for supporting me. The more we get, the better."
has its ups and downs but we're generally well supported and some
people are even buying our season tickets."
who also runs a local newsagent shop, bought Burnham's cinema
in 2004 and spent over £120,000 on fully renovated it by
introducing two brand new large screens, state-of-the-art projectors,
air conditioning and seats for up to 230 people.
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
re-opens after £120,000 renovation