Hebden Bridge Picture House to re-open on New Year’s Day

Hebden Bridge Picture House.
Hebden Bridge Picture House.

Hebden Bridge Picture House will re-open tomorrow thanks to the effort the community.

The cinema has been closed since the Boxing Day floods, but will launch its January programme as planned tomorrow.

Suffragette will be shown at 4.30pm and Black Mass at 7.45pm.

A spokesperson said: “Due to the collective efforts of the community and beyond the Hebden Bridge Picture House has made great progress in cleaning up after the devastating Boxing Day floods, and is well on its way to recovery.

“Yesterday, the Picture House and town council staff cleaned the foyer and kiosk, the Friends of the Picture House committee cleaned the balcony and a whole load of volunteers of all varieties, with power tools and strength and at very short notice, came and unbolted the sodden seats – removing all 257 from the stalls.

“We are now in a position to open our doors - during this period only the unaffected original balcony seating will be available, meaning capacity is reduced to 230. This also means access is limited for those unable to use the stairs.

“Heating will be limited, unless we can get hold of some giant plug-in heaters, so we are asking our customers to bring along a cushion, a blanket and their good spirit – the show will go on.”