Keswick Film Club is to return in September, but at a “lower scale” because of coronavirus restrictions.
For more than 20 years, the club has been showing the best of world cinema in autumn and winter seasons on Sunday evenings at the town’s Alhambra cinema.
The cinema will reopen on Friday, 24th July, and the club, which also runs the Keswick Film Festival, is looking forward to showing its first movie since March when it had to cancel the final two weekly selections of its winter programme.
“The cinema and club will both be at a lower scale to start with, to make sure everyone is safe.
“We will be following the Alhambra safety measures,” said club chairman Vaughan Ames.
“The world has changed a lot in the last few months but at least we are beginning to get some normality — even if it is ‘a new norm’. Hopefully, we can start going to the cinema again and enjoying some great movies on the big screen again.”
Post-lockdown restrictions at the cinema, which has undergone major improvements during its enforced closure, include reducing the auditorium’s capacity by around three-quarters to 60.
The club will carry out a survey of its members’ views early next month.