We would like to add our voices to those in support of retaining our cinema.
Nelson is known as a heritage city, and many visitors seek us out. Because of this films have been made here. The Civic Theatre is part of this heritage and we should do all that we can to retain it.
Small theatres seating 100-150 people do well in other places. Could not an area within the large building be set aside for this? The space would serve more than one purpose and the costs would be shared.
Thursday night art club movies and a meal out was a regular fixture enjoyed by many of us. It also boosted Nelson’s economy!
Let’s try to find a way to restore Nelson’s film house and keep our film-loving folk at home.
Irene and Colin McIlwaine