Big screen boost for Somerset City Theater

A Somerset cinema is expected to start showing productions on the big screen next month after a brand new cinema screen is installed.

The Princess Theater in Burnham-on-Sea received funding of £ 60,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund last September to install the screen.

Beccy Armory, the theater’s business development manager, said the theater wanted to use the money to maximize revenue streams after it reopens following pandemic lockdowns.

As the city already has a popular cinema that offers blockbuster films, Beccy said the venue will preview films from the National theater.

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She added: “It was important to us that we worked with the Ritz to help develop audiences and foster cohesion.

“When we first started planning to bring a movie to The Princess, we reached out to The Ritz to discuss how we could work together and complement each other.

“We all agreed that the culture is good for Burnham and Highbridge and that our job as programmers is to develop audiences across the region.

“The National Theater has been around for ages and features productions from some of the biggest names in cinema.

“We are very happy to be able to present productions from the National Theater to our audience”.

Romeo and Juliet will be presented in preview on Tuesday, October 5

The first production to arrive at the theater is Romeo and Juliet, starring Tamsin Grieg and Adrian Lester.

After its premiere on Tuesday, October 5, they will then screen Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical, Follies, the following Friday night.

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