CORONAVIRUS: Boston cinema is given £70,000 from Culture Recovery Fund

The Savoy Cinema in Boston is among the cinemas around the country to be given aid from the second round of the £1.57b Culture Recovery Fund.

The Savoy Cinema in Boston
The Savoy Cinema in Boston

The cinema has been awarded £70,621 in the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund of the fund announced by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden

The grant has been welcomed by James Collington, the managing director of Savoy group, who says the funding will be invaluable as cinemas reopen.

The group also has cinemas in Worksop, Grantham, Nottingham and Worksop. The cinemas have all received the same level of grant.

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

“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.”