People give their views on the funding cut threatening the future of the Scala cinema in Prestatyn
The people of Prestatyn have come out in support of Scala cinema after it was revealed it could close in a matter of days.
Earlier this week it was revealed the beleaguered cinema and arts centre could be forced to shut early next week due to a loss of council funding unless tens of thousands of pounds were found.
A desperate Save Our Scala appeal was launched to raise the £97,000 reportedly needed to keep the centre open in the long term with renowned celebrities also calling on the venue to be saved.
The video above shows the support for the centre from people on the high street with one patron calling the potential closure as ‘disgusting’.
Speaking on the video, Robert Guntrip, who has used the cinema for ‘many years’ said:
“I think it would be disgusting (to close the Scala) because if you didn’t have the cinema here people would have to spend more on the buses to go to Rhyl or other places like that.”
Meanwhile Alex Clewett, who visits the cinema regularly with his wife and two daughters said the potential closure would be a “travesty”.
He said: “The facilities are great because they’re pretty new still and the screen and the sound is really good. I think the community need to get more behind it to try and guard against this closure which would be just dreadful.”