Worksop cinema gets £70,000 share of Government's culture emergency funding

The Savoy Cinema in Worksop is to receive emergency grants funding to help with reopening during the Covid pandemic.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 1:26 pm

The cinema is to get £70,621 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced.

Managing director of Savoy Cinema Ltd, James Collington said the funding will be ‘invaluable’ to the cinema in Worksop.

He said: “The Culture Recovery fund will be invaluable to Savoy Cinemas during the extended pandemic and we are extremely grateful for the support.

The Savoy Cinema, in Worksop

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"At a time when our sector is enormously vulnerable, the fund will give us financial security enabling our cinemas to be Covid secure and prepare for reopening in 2021, once market conditions allow.

" Our staff will continue to be employed and we will now focus on remaining the primary leisure and cultural offer for the towns in which we operate, ensuring that we can continue our unique and diverse programming - including mainstream and event cinema along with subtitled, autism, educational and senior screenings.

"We look forward to a challenging but exciting 2021 and can’t wait to welcome our communities back to the cinema.”

Mr Dowden announced details of 2,700 organisations being offered nearly £400 million in grants and loans to help the culture sector reopen and recover, on top of the £1 billion that has already been allocated in the first round.

He said: “Our record breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they've ever faced.

“Now we’re staying by their side as they prepare to welcome the public back through their doors - helping our cultural gems plan for reopening and thrive in the better times ahead.”

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