Penrith’s Alhambra Cinema is to receive £121,488 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
Neil Hudson, MP for Penrith and the Border, welcomed the news that the Government was supporting 202 independent cinemas across the country from its £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.
Earlier this month, cinema bosses said December would be ‘make or break’ for the venue.
Dr Hudson said: “I know how much people enjoy visiting their local cinemas and how important they are to our communities.
“I am delighted that Penrith’s cherished Alhambra is to receive this lifeline funding.
“The Alhambra team have worked so hard to show films in a COVID-secure way and I encourage folk to support this vital local cinema.”
Alan Towers, partner, Alhambra Penrith, said: “The culture recovery fund grant aids us in opening to our local community again, supporting our safe measures of work to provide a comfortable and enjoyable environment for staff and customers alike.
“The love of cinema is evident amongst ourselves and those in the surrounding area, with the grant we are able to welcome customers to the Alhambra to continue to provide the community with great films and lasting experiences.”