Everyone who contributed towards bringing The Birks Cinema back to life, no matter how large or small that contribution was, must feel a great sense of achievement in seeing it finally complete and open for business. I know I do.
Friends of The Birks Cinema (FoTBC) has now handed over the running of the cinema to the trading company and cinema management and we know that they are working hard to make it a success. FoTBC’s work hasn’t entirely finished as, with the architect and builders, we work our way through the snagging list which a project of this size and complexity inevitably generates and initiate a maintenance plan for the building. We are also re-grouping and considering the way ahead for FoTBC. Our plan is to present a proposal to the AGM in August and to work with our membership to make sure that we support the cinema, in particular its social aims, and do our bit in making it an outstanding success.
I shall be in touch again with Friends over the summer but, in the meantime, I hope that you are enjoying being able to have a regular night out at the pictures – or dropping in for an afternoon screening. And don’t forget that the bar/café at the cinema does great lunches and evening meals – or coffee and cake for those that don’t have the time for more.