New Savoy cinema is launched in Grantham
A launch night attended by up to 200 invited guests took place last night at Grantham's new Savoy multiplex cinema.
Guests included dignitaries from across South Kesteven and representatives of local organisations and businesses who were greeted by the managing director of Savoy Cinemas James Collington and members of the Savoy management.
Chairman of South Kesteven District Council Coun Jacky Smith unveiled a plaque outside the cinema to mark the occasion and later cut a ribbon to announce the official opening of the cinema following a champagne reception for guests.
The guests then made their way to the main screen where the deputy leader of SKDC Coun Kelham Cooke spoke of the cinema as a major part of the regeneration of the town centre, saying that is was estimated 250,000 people would visit the cinema every year. He also said that he still hoped the likes of Nando's and Wagamama could be persuaded to take up the restaurant space in the cinema.
Mr Cullington said he was very proud to bring the new cinema to Grantham and he thanked a number of people who were instrumental in getting the project off the ground and completed.
Guests were later invited to watch one of two films, the re-release of The Matrix or Horrible Histories - The Rotten Romans.
The Matrix was shown on the Laser 4k screen one which is the first of its kind in the country.
Unveiling the plaque, Coun Smith described the cinema as a 'showpiece' and said the town was very pleased to see it open. She said: "It has some of the very latest technology of which we are very proud. We are now starting to see the changes that we promised two years ago taking place."