Daily Post: Scala Cinema looks to Welsh Government for salvation

Closure threatened Prestatyn arts centre hopeful that ministers could save it from the axe

A crisis hit arts centre is looking to the Welsh Government to save it from closure.

Scala Cinema, Prestatyn
Scala Cinema, Prestatyn (Credit: Daily Post)

A statement from Prestatyn’s Scala Cinema trustees said:

“The Scala is in touch with the Assembly working with Ann Jones AM who has been speaking with ministers and civil servants who have responded positively.”

“The Assembly was the biggest contributor to the Scala building which was then seen as an important first step to the town’s recovery and regeneration.”

The people of Prestatyn have come out in support of Scala cinema after it was revealed it could close last month.

The beleaguered cinema and arts centre is under threat due to a loss of council funding. 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 Scala have also said this week that they will be “meeting various agencies and potential sponsors this week.

Source: Daily Post News Article 18.11.14 by Alex Hickley. Videos courtesy of Daily Post