Older generation going to the movies

Royston Picture Palace

Royston Picture Palace - Credit: Archant

ROYSTON’S new community cinema has sparked a renewed interest in cinema from the older generation.

The Royston Picture Palace opened at Royston Town Hall last month, and town centre manager Geraint Burnell said it was not just young people who are flocking to see Blockbusters such as The Great Gatsby and this weekend’s offering, Man of Steel.

Mr Burnell said: “In the first weeks of screening films I received a number of requests in my capacity as General Manager of the cinema to clarify the current certifications for films because ‘we haven’t been to a cinema in so long that we don’t know what the new ratings mean’!

“As one individual put it to me ‘if you want to bring us back to cinema, you need to cater for our needs’. Fair enough! We’ve now included a link in the website to the British Board of Film Classification. It’s really important to us that the Picture Palace meets everyone’s needs and it’s great to hear that the more senior members of our community are enjoying a renewed interest in films.”

Senior Citizen tickets for the Picture Palace cost just £5.50, and can be booked in advance from Royston Library, or online at www.roystonpicturepalace.org.uk.

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