JUN 00] APOLLO CINEMA NEWS
Crowds Flock Back
To Cinema After Fire
fans have returned to a Leamington cinema, which reopened at the
weekend following a devastating fire.
Apollo 4 opened its doors on Friday after an arsonist set part of the
building ablaze in April. After a £450,000 refit, the staff and the
public are back at the Dormer Place venue.
are looking forward to the next big film – Chicken Run with Kevin
Bacon from this Friday and Mission Impossible 2 after that. This week
the top film has been Stir of Echoes.
manager Gary Stevens said:
who has been has enjoyed themselves. They have all said how nice it
looks and it all went really well.
are offering the quality that people would get at any other cinema.
All the staff are back, they never really went away, and now we are
looking forward to inviting people back.”
put at £250,000, was caused by the blaze on 17 April after a fire was
started in the lobby area.
years previously, the Apollo 4 was hit by the freak floods of Easter
1998 - the water washed in as the cinema was showing Titanic.
came just weeks after a major refurbishment – one facelift that was
planned, not caused by a disaster.