Bridlington Spa theatre’s cafe and cinema set to re-open

Bridlington Spa Theatre is looking forward to welcoming back customers next week following the Government’s latest easing of lockdown.

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 12:00 pm
Bridlington Spa. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Customers will be able to go in and use the cafe area from Monday (July 6).

And although the theatre will remain closed for the foreseeable, the cinema is set to show free films twice a week from the following Monday (July 13).

Mark Lonsdale, the general manager, said the venue will screen black and white movies each Tuesday and family features on a Thursday, both at 1.30pm.

“The Government has said cinemas can re-open and it allows residents and holidaymakers the opportunity to do something in a safe environment,” he said.

There will be a limit of 120 on the cinema’s capacity for now.

Mark said they are also working in the background on plans for the theatre itself when the Government gives it the green light to open up again, with task groups set up to help revive the arts scene nationally.

“I do feel that the arts sector has been severely hit but we have a lot more flexibility to be able to put on events to be able to fit in with the current guidance,” added Mark.

Punters will be able to make use of the cafe area too once the complex is open again.

The cafe area will be open with table service and a significant reduction in the number of tables to create extra room within the cafe.

Hot and cold drinks will be available to buy.

The 2m distancing will continue to operate to protect customers and staff.

A one-way system will be in operation throughout the building with hand sanitiser stations throughout.