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Paul Greengrass Cinema opening in Gravesend

PUBLISHED: 14:37 09 November 2012

Gravesend-born Director Paul Greengrass

Gravesend-born Director Paul Greengrass

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Cinema is returning to Gravesend for the first time in seven years after the King Street Cinema was destroyed in a fire.

To celebrate the new Paul Greengrass Cinema opening at The Woodville in January, the council is offering free screenings throughout the month.

It is named after the town’s famous film export who was educated in Gravesend and went on to direct The Bourne Ultimatum and win a Bafta for United 93.

Three screenings of big-name movies will take place on Tuesdays. There will also be a season of Asian films and a Saturday morning family cinema club.

The council says it has invested in state-of-the-art equipment to show Blu-Ray quality pictures on a new screen.

Council leader John Burden 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 introduction of top notch projection facilities is just the latest in a series of investments and we want people to come and enjoy the experience.”

Local solicitors Hatten Wyatt are sponsoring the cinema.

The council is expected release details in the next couple of weeks of how people can get tickets and what films will be shown.

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