The cinema, being built in the Marsh Academy's leisure centre, will be the only one on the Marsh. Picture- Paul Amos

New Romney eagerly anticipates affordable 45-seat ‘Cinemarsh’

The final touches are being made to Cinemarsh on Romney Marsh – with an opening date now only months away.

Based at the Marsh Academy’s leisure centre in New Romney, work started on the new movie theatre last year – five years after the initial idea for the project came about.

The 46-seat auditorium is now complete, with the sound and projection systems having been installed by Sound Associates, one of the top digital cinema installers in the UK.

Cinemarsh's Mike Smith tries out the new cinema, which is now complete. Picture: Paul Amos
Cinemarsh’s Mike Smith tries out the new cinema, which is now complete. Picture: Paul Amos

Work on the new foyer and toilets is expected to be finished by the end of March.

Now the team behind the project say the cinema should open by April – in time to show the latest James Bond, No Time to Die.

Leisure centre manager Jason Mahoney said: “Commercially we want to open by the middle of April.

“James Bond comes out on April 3, and we’ll be getting films two weeks after their main releases, so maybe April 16.

The cinema's foyer is still under construction. Picture: Paul Amos
The cinema’s foyer is still under construction. Picture: Paul Amos

“We’re in the process of signing contracts with distributors at the moment.”

Although cost of tickets are yet to be confirmed, Mr Mahoney says the team have “done their research” and are aiming to be the cheapest cinema within 25-30 miles.

Snacks will be available from the foyer, again at reasonable prices.

He added: “A lot of the project has been publicly funded and we want it to be affordable…

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