Cinema showings could be cancelled

The Stonehaven Town Hall Trust has put on shows for local primary schools in the past
The Stonehaven Town Hall Trust has put on shows for local primary schools in the past
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Stonehaven Town Hall Trust are looking to gather views about the future of cinema showings as they maybe discontinued during the summer.

Poor attendance has led to the cancellation of showings for September and October with futher cancellations being considered.

Stonehaven Town Hall Trust has for several years worked with Aberdeenshire Council the owners of the Hall to provide, through committed volunteers, events and performances and cinema shows.

David Cooper from the trust said: “The cinema shows are unique in that no other entity in the town offers them, and by and large they have been quite well supported. However, they are very expensive to put on, and the cost is met entirely from the Town Hall Trust’s funds which are generated only by attendance at these and other functions. Recent cinema showings have been only poorly attended, perhaps reflecting other summer events and commitments, and the Trust has with regret decided to cancel showings in September and October of this year.

“The Town Hall Trust cannot continue to provide cinema shows unless they are, consistently, well attended. If it’s the case that in summer people would rather do other things, then the Trust will need to discontinue summer cinema shows and offer them only in the winter months.

“The Trust would like the Stonehaven people to give us their opinions regarding the Cinema, as we are open to suggestions, by writing to the Means Leader or by commenting to support@stonehaventownhall.org.uk.”