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Halstead: Dad's campaign to bring cinema back
9:00am Tuesday 5th February 2013 in News
A dad is campaigning to bring films back to Halstead.
Craig Smith, 30, has set up a Facebook page asking for people’s thoughts on bringing a cinema back to the Empire Theatre in Butler Road.
He began the campaign after hearing that no-one had signed up for the first trial minibus from Halstead to the multiplex at Braintree Freeport.
The £200 Halstead Town Council project is set to run for another three dates to see if there is interest in a permanent service.
Mr Smith, of Dooley Road, Halstead, said: “A lot of people out there have big families and they probably can’t afford to go.
“As well as the Facebook group I am going try and do some flyers and hand them out in certain shops and get people to sign up as well.
“If more people are up for it and think it is a good idea we can go from there."
See the Gazette for the full story.