Sol Cinema

UK’s smallest cinema forced to stay shut despite coronavirus restrictions easing

A tiny cinema within a caravan has been forced to keep its doors shut due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The cinema’s projectionist, Paul O’Connor, who currently lives in Swansea, Wales, says that it is impossible to social distance in Sol Cinema and they hadn’t factored a pandemic into designs when creating it. The compact cinema is within a three berth caravan and can sit up to eight adults or 16 children, meaning that following any social distancing is virtually impossible and that the quirky picture house has to remain…

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Melanie Lewis

Shakespeare North names chief executive

Melanie Lewis has been appointed as the first permanent boss of the £27m Prescot theatre ahead of its opening in 2022. Lewis, who will start in the role in August, is currently an executive director with National Museums Liverpool, where she leads on commercial enterprises, visitor experience, strategy and planning. She has been with NML since 2012, joining the leadership team two years later. Max Steinberg, chair of operating body The Shakespeare North Trust, said: “The Shakespeare North Playhouse is a truly remarkable and special project and, as such, requires…

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AMC Cinema Souq, Jeddah

AMC brings 9-screen luxury cinema to Jeddah

AMC Cinemas, in yet another move to develop the moviegoing experience in Saudi Arabia, has opened its ninth location in the Kingdom at Jeddah’s Stars Avenue shopping mall. It is a first for AMC Cinemas in the Kingdom’s west coast city and will offer moviegoers the same luxurious standards they have come to expect and enjoy from AMC Cinemas elsewhere. The AMC Stars Avenue 9 cinema offers 755 seats across nine auditoriums, including eight luxury screens equipped with 4K Barco Laser projectors, surround sound, and luxe recliner and plush rocker…

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