Free cinema tickets at Paul Greengrass cinema in Gravesend
Director Paul Greengrass,
who gave his name to the cinema
Avid film buffs can get their movies for free
throughout the whole of January at a Gravesend cinema.
Tickets for the new Paul Greengrass Cinema at The Woodville
will be free throughout January, it's been revealed.
The New Year launch will mark the return of films to Gravesend
seven years after the Majestic Cinema in King Street burnt
The films on show will be announced at a later date, Gravesham
council said, but the free ticket promotion is aimed at helping
families to get over the post-Christmas expenditure.
Council leader John Burden (Lab) said: “We want as many people
as possible to experience the new cinema at The Woodville and at
the same time help hard-pressed families get over the seasonal
pressure on purse-strings.
“The people of Gravesham have been urging us to create a
cinema venue for some time and this is something we looked at when
I was leader five years ago.
“Now we have invested in state-of-the art equipment to show
Blu-Ray-quality pictures on a brand new screen.
“By opening our doors to all film goers for nothing, we hope to
encourage people to come and see for themselves what has been
The cinema is named after award-winning director Paul
Greengrass, a former Gravesend Grammar School pupil.
He won a Bafta and an Oscar nomination for United 93 and was
nominated for a Bafta for Bourne Ultimatum.
Paul is keen to become a patron of the cinema and it is hoped he
will be able to visit Gravesend next year.
Cllr Burden added: “The Woodville is the community’s top venue
and it has changed over the last year with new productions and a
range of events.
“The introduction of top notch projection facilities is just the
latest in a series of investments.”
The cinema is sponsored by solicitors Hatten Wyatt.
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