Hucknall cinema group hosting events

A community group that is aiming to get Hucknall’s Byron Cinema open and showing films once again has announced a number of events.

On Wednesday 5th February, at 6.45pm, the Byron Community Project is holding a public meeting at the cinema itself.

Open to anyone who would like to attend, the meeting will see visitors given an update on current progress and the team will be answering questions.

On Friday 7th February, between 9.30am and 2.30pm, the group is holding a Craft Fair.

Entry to this event, also at the cinema, will be free and a wide range of hand-made goods from local traders will be on sale.

It will also be an opportunity to meet members of the Byron Community Project who will be present.

Then, on Thursday 13th February, the group will be holding a Valentines Day themed Pop-Up Cinema Event at the Holgate Academy.

Gregory Wass, Project Co-ordinator of The Byron Community Project, said: “We are currently holding a vote on our website for which film to show and at the public meeting on the 5th we will be announcing the outcome of the vote and the times that the film will be shown, as well as where to get tickets from.”

The once hugely-popular cinema opened as the Byron Cinema in November 1936, screening Shirley Temple and John Boles in The Littlest Rebel.

In 2003 it was re-christened The Cineplex and was known as The Cannon when it closed the doors on its final feature presentation, John Moore’s remake of The Omen in June 2006.