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Community cinema receives funding to open in Ingol

Posted on - 17th February, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ingol, Preston News, Tanterton
Tanterton Community Centre has not been open and used as much as residents would like Pic: Google

Tanterton Community Centre Pic: Google

Curtain up is coming to a new community cinema in Ingol.

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Nearly £2,000 as been given to the Tanterton Village Centre for its new venture.

Trustee Bill Shannon said they were aiming to get more young people using the centre.

He said: “We wanted a way to get more teenagers into the building and using the facilities.

“Since we took the centre back over from the council in 2014 it has been a real success, but engaging younger people is a challenge.”

Former councillor Mr Shannon said the money was to be used to buy a projector and the licences to show films.

He said: “It’s not cheap to show films as we had to buy a licence. The type of licence we’ve bought means we won’t charge for them, so all screenings are to be free.

“We want to show a range of films for all ages. We’ll be bringing back the Saturday matinee I think.”

Funding of £1,960 for the community cinema is being allocated by Preston City Council’s community innovation fund.

The cinema is due to begin operating from May onwards.

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