New screens open at The Light Cinema in Wisbech

The Light Cinema opening of the bottom 2 screens.'left to right Anna Clingo and Emma McGuire ANL-151204-174954009
The Light Cinema opening of the bottom 2 screens.'left to right Anna Clingo and Emma McGuire ANL-151204-174954009

Film-goers will be able to watch the latest releases within two new screens at The Light Cinema in Wisbech.

Water damage shortly before the Cromwell Road cinema opened last year prevented the ground floor screens from opening.

But now the problem has been resolved and the fantastic new screens are open to audiences.

Staff at The Light have been enjoying a successful few weeks after welcoming more than 7,000 people over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Cinema spokesperson Emma McGuire is over the moon with the new screens.

She said: “We are delighted that we can finally be the eight screen cinema we promised to Fenland.

“It gives us greater flexibility in what films we can show. We can show more films or more screenings of films that otherwise we might have perhaps dropped. We can screen smaller films for longer.

“We are really excited.”

The two new studio screens each accommodate 97 people.

The team envisages the screens will be used for independent films.

These new screens were first opened during the Bank Holiday weekend to show screenings of Fast And Furious 7.

The Light has enjoyed a very successful first year since opening its doors in May last year.

Mrs McGuire said: “We are delighted with the response from the people of Fenland, it has been overwhelmingly positive.”

The Light will be showing its first Polish film on Friday.

Stones for the Rampart tells the story of a daring World War Two rescue from the ghettos in Nazi-occupied Poland.

The film does carry subtitles.