What is your local cinema like? It’s probably one of those big multiplexes that show the latest Hollywood blockbuster, right?
I live near a small #town called #Melton Mowbray, land of the Melton Mowbray #PorkPie and #Stilton cheese to say nothing of a rather quaint sweetshop. Back when I was a sixth-former I used to have a tradition of attending the Melton Mowbray cinema with two friends every Tuesday after college. Sure it only had one screen, sure we moaned about it because another tradition of youth seems to be bemoaning where you came from, but deep down I loved it. I have always loved cinema and just because little Melton could only offer me one film at a time unlike #Leicester or Nottingham, it didn’t matter a jot to me.
So, you can imagine my distress on hearing that it had closed whilst I was away at Uni. I’m sure it had been struggling to compete with the likes of the #Odeon and #Cineworld and so this family run cinema silently faded for what I was sure would be forever.
I couldn’t be more wrong. I recently attended the revamped #MeltonRegal Cinema to watch Mr #SeymourHoffman’s last performance, to discover a luxury little establishment that was better than I remembered. You can have a glass of wine, book a sofa and even the standard seats are ten times better than elsewhere. Here’s to Cinema and supporting what our #community’s offer, especially the small things that really need our help.