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Abbeygate Cinema in Bury St Edmunds to open new premier screen on Friday...

Abbeygate Cinema in Bury St Edmunds to open new premier screen on Friday


A Bury St Edmunds independent cinema is ready to unveil its brand new premier auditorium to the public this Friday.


Staff at the Abbeygate Cinema, in Hatter Street, have worked through lockdown up until today to get the new 180-seater screen ready.


It was finished earlier on today, but won't be open to the public until Friday, with the first screening at 12.30pm.


The cost of the new screen was a ‘considerable six-figure sum’ according to Chris Peters, project manager.


“We’re super thrilled to open the auditorium. It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve done it against all the odds,” he said earlier today.


“I was here until about 11 o’clock last night with the technical team setting up the projection side of it. You should’ve seen us four days ago!”


He added: “It’s been a real last minute effort from everybody to get it looking like this.”


The space comes fully kitted with brand new luxury seating, screen curtains, and by Christmas they plan to have drop-down chandeliers in place.


They also discovered some of the old auditorium from the 1920’s whilst renovating and have decided to leave it there in memorium to what it used to be - a musical theatre.


For the full story see Friday's print version of the Bury Free Press.


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Address 4 Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds
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Opening Hours Mon - closed Tues - Fri 12pm - 10pm (food 12-8pm) Sat - 10am - 10pm (food 10-8pm) Sun - 11am - 6pm (food 10-4pm)


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