As part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, Hailsham Pavilion is to receive a grant to ensure it can operate safely and viably under Covid secure conditions.
The £30 million fund is provided for independent cinemas. In the first tranche of awards, 43 independent cinemas across England will benefit from funding totalling over £650,000.
Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has welcomed the announcement, she commented: “Nothing can beat watching something for the first time in a cinema. Wealden’s small independent cinemas are great hubs for our local communities and I am aware of the challenges they have faced over the last few months. Hailsham is a fantastic town and it always strives to support local businesses and the high street.
A spokesperson from Hailsham Pavilion said:“We are so glad to welcome back our lovely customers. We have gotten some great feedback about our response to Covid-19 and the procedures we have put in place to keep everyone safe.”
Films are now being shown on a daily basis and tickets can be booked at hailshampavilion.co.uk.