The Sutton Bridge Cinema opened its doors last Saturday night and visitors were invited to watch Sunshine on Leith. The cinema hall is equipped with a five-meter screen and an impressive surround sound system.
Mr. Melvin Philpott at the opening of the cinema said: “When I was approaching retirement, I decided to collect as many DVDs as possible with films of high rating – four or five stars.”
“When I retired, if I was not busy, I could watch a few films. But I didn’t have to watch them all.”
Mr. Melvin’s idea to open a rural cinema was born four or five years ago.
While the new cinema will show 1 film per month. The comedy-drama ”The Duke” is scheduled to be screened on October 15 this year.
“In a small village, something new like this is unlikely to succeed overnight. I think that it will be necessary to form an audience, people will have to recognize us.”
Mr. Philpott hopes to offer audiences a mix of genres and was ecstatic when the new Elvis movie came out last Friday.
“It took a lot to come together,” Mr. Philpott concluded.