Worksop Cinema receives £ 70,000 in emergency government culture funding


The cinema needs to get £ 70,621 from the Government Culture Recovery Fund, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said.

Savoy Cinema Ltd Managing Director James Collington said the funding would be “invaluable” for Worksop Cinema.

He said: “The Culture Recovery Fund will be invaluable to Savoy Cinemas during the protracted pandemic and we are extremely grateful for the support.

The Savoy Cinema, in Worksop

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“At a time when our sector is extremely vulnerable, the fund will provide us with financial security allowing our cinemas to be secure against the Covid and to prepare for a reopening in 2021, once market conditions allow.

“Our staff will continue to be employed and we will now focus on remaining the primary entertainment and cultural offering for the cities in which we operate, ensuring that we can continue our unique and diverse programming – including mainstream cinema and event as well as subtitled, autism, educational and senior screenings.

“We look forward to a difficult but exciting year 2021 and look forward to welcoming our communities back to the cinema.”

Mr Dowden announced details of 2,700 organizations to which nearly £ 400m in grants and loans have been offered to help the culture sector reopen and recover, in addition to the £ 1bn that has already been allocated in the first round.

He said: “Our record-breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of cultural and heritage organizations across the country survive the greatest crisis they have faced.

“Now we stand by their side as they prepare to welcome audiences once again through their doors – helping our cultural gems plan to reopen and thrive in the best times to come. “

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