Merlin Cinemas, operator of Prestatyn’s award winning Scala Cinema, have reported that they are proud and delighted to announce that their boss and owner of Merlin Cinemas, Mr Geoff Greaves was awarded with the Honorary Exhibition Achievement Award, at this year’s Screen Awards in London. The award is sponsored by the UK Cinema Association.
“This is an extremely prestigious industry award that celebrates the exciting business we work in and the dedication of those that keep it alive. Geoff bought his first cinema in 1990, The Savoy Penzance, and since then Merlin Cinemas has grown to 14 cinemas across Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Norfolk, North Wales and North Scotland.
On behalf of all of us at Merlin Cinemas we would like to congratulate Geoff on his achievements, his unwavering dedication to cinema, and his passion to keep cinemas local and part of communities across the UK.”
Earlier this year in September, Screendaily reported:
Geoff Greaves, owner and operator of the UK’s Merlin Cinemas chain, will be presented with the honorary Exhibition Achievement Award, sponsored by the UK Cinema Association, at this year’s Screen Awards.
Starting his career at ABC Cinemas and Cinema International Corporation, Greaves began his own business in 1990, renovating the Savoy Cinemas in Penzance. Today, Merlin Cinemas operates 42 screens across 14 sites across the UK.
Mr Greaves was presented with the honour at this year’s Screen Awards ceremony on October 20 at The Brewery in London.
Commenting on the announcement, Geoff Greaves said:
“I am honoured to accept this award, not just for myself, but at least as much for the people who have surrounded me and shared my vision as I have looked to build Merlin Cinemas since its inception.”
The UKCA’s Phil Clapp added:
“I am delighted that we are making this Award to Geoff. It represents long-overdue recognition of the creativity and commitment that he has brought to the independent cinema sector. Each of his 14 sites bears testament to his personal dedication and energy.”
Prestatyn-Scala.info extends its congratulations to Mr Greaves.
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