Published Tuesday, 06 October 2020
The Borough Council is extremely concerned to hear the news that Cineworld, one of the biggest cinema operators in the world, is temporarily closing all of its UK cinemas from Thursday 8 October.
The Hinckley Cineworld cinema takes pride of place in The Crescent, the multi-million pound town centre mixed retail and leisure redevelopment scheme which opened in December 2015. The cinema is a key facility that the residents of the borough asked to see returned to the town as part of the redevelopment.
Borough Council Chief Executive Bill Cullen said: “Clearly this is of deep concern to our local residents and particularly to Cineworld staff. We will be contacting senior executives of the company to request further discussions over safeguarding the long term future of the facility.”
Council Leader Stuart Bray said: “This is extremely sad and disappointing news as the cinema is much loved and used by the residents of this borough. We will work with our partners including the DWP to provide help and advice to Cineworld employees at this worrying time and to help safeguard the future of this great facility for our residents and visitors.”