Cinema wish

PUBLISHED: 11:08 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

SIR — On Saturday, me and a friend drove to Hemel Hempstead to spend the night at the cinema. What we found was a very very long queue of people with the same idea. After a short wait the film we wanted to see had sold out and we went home unhappy. We fou

SIR - On Saturday, me and a friend drove to Hemel Hempstead to spend the night at the cinema. What we found was a very very long queue of people with the same idea. After a short wait the film we wanted to see had sold out and we went home unhappy.

We found ourselves thinking yet again how much we wished we had a cinema in St Albans. I have followed with great interest the saga of the old cinema in St Albans. I have also been following the progress, or should I say the lack of it, with the St Albans District Council proposal to build a muti-screen cinema in the city centre. They can't seem to get the plans right. I ask myself why bother - use the cinema we have already got.

St Albans has everything a city could offer but lacks a cinema. I would so love it if we could use the existing cinema and repair it to its former glory like the Rex in Berkhamsted. It could be a fantastic feature for St Albans instead of an embarrassing building that is literally falling apart.

I would be willing give a small donation to start this restoration project and I am sure many other residents would gladly do the same if it meant bringing an old cinema that's full of character back to life and stop the site being developed into more flats that no one wants and nor can now afford. Does anyone else feel the same?

This could be our last chance to save our lovely old cinema before it is lost forever.

S. NORWOOD,

Seymour Road, St Albans.

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