Commodore Cinema in Ryde is set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the Government thanks to the £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund.

More than 200 independent cinemas across England are being supported this Christmas with £16 million in grants.

The cinema in Star Street, which is operated by Brown Leisure/Leo Leisure, has been awarded a total of £63,689 to keep the venue open and to save jobs and livelihoods.

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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has said:

“The magic of film is such an important part of the festive period and this investment will help protect our independent cinemas so they’re around for many Christmases to come. Alongside it, the extension of the Film and TV Production Restart Scheme means the UK will be producing even more great content as the cinema industry recovers, keeping us at the forefront of the creative industries.”

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