Vue plans to stick around in Newbury
One of Newbury’s picture houses has confirmed that it currently doesn’t have any plans to leave the town.
The Kennet Centre based Vue, which received £100,000 from West Berkshire Council public subsidy paid between 2010 and 2015, told us that the company has no intention of closing any of its sites currently.
Despite concerns about the number of people visiting the venue, admission to the flicks across the country are at their highest levels since the 1970s according to the UK Cinema Association.
The Association also confirmed that TV viewers in the ITV Meridian region are the second most likely to go to the cinema in the country after London.
Earlier this year we exclusively revealed how plans for the creation of a leisure quarter in the Kennet Centre had been shelved as a consequence of the economic downturn.
As well as Vue, there are regular screenings of films at the Corn Exchange.