New 79-seater cinema for Oswestry


Rebecca Cole

A NEW cinema has enjoyed huge success on its opening night with a sell-out event.

Kinokulture Cinema, formerly based in Oswestry Guildhall, has now taken up residence just around the corner in a former chapel at 9 Arthur Street and the move has proved a hit with a packed house for a live streaming of the National Theatre’s Skylight.
Ian Garland, Ruth Carter and a team of volunteers have worked flat out since February to bring the building up-to-date as a 79-seat cinema theatre complete with a fully-licensed cafe-bar and they are delighted by the promising start the new venture has enjoyed so far.

“The renovation’s been quite difficult,” he admitted.
“It went true to form for a building which had to have a lot of work done to it.
“But we had an amazing group of volunteers who have been helping us out and we’re just about there now.”
With a variety of events on the calendar for the coming weeks there promises to be something for everyone, from films such as Transformers 4 which it is hoped will be available for the school summer holidays to a live streaming of the Monty Python tour.

A Royal Shakespeare Company production of Two Gentleman of Verona will be available as well as the National Theatre’s Medea.
Mr Garland revealed keeping the end result in mind helped the group get through the tough times to make their dream for an independent space a reality.

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