The group behind Driffield Community Cinema were pleased with the response to their first film showing on Saturday.
Twenty-three people, mainly children, attended Saturday’s matinee performance of ‘Minions’ at Market House in Exchange Street.
“It was decent support for our first film, the feedback has been good and we covered our costs,” said Paul Grinstead, one of the organisers. “We need to build on this and make the matinee part of Driffield’s Saturday routine.”
“Once the matinees have been running a few weeks, we will look at adding other times and a greater variety of films.”
Jo Shipley, who went along on Saturday, told the Driffield & Wolds Weekly. “The kids had a great time, felt so comfortable and the atmosphere was extremely friendly and welcoming.
“I would highly recommend people to make the most of their Saturday and take advantage of this great opportunity that the local people have provided for our community.”
The Community Cinema is the brainchild of town businessman Chris Morris, who owns Market House. He wanted to create a facility capable of providing a cinema-type experience for all age groups.
Market House is already a meeting place for various groups and classes and Mr Morris hopes local people will take the opportunity to book it for private film shows.
Driffield has been without a cinema since 1979 when the Majestic in North Street closed.
Over the years various schemes have been proposed to regenerate the town centre – mainly focused on the derelict cattle market site. These have included a cinema as part of a multi-function building, along with shops and mixed housing provision.
The next matinee at Driffield Community Cinema is the animated comedy-drama ‘Inside out’ on Saturday, 31 October (11am)
Tickets are £5 and can be reserved by ringing or texting Market House manager Richard Hill (mobile 07754 935863), or Paul Grinstead (mobile 07932 494357).