Golden era for silver screen
THE opening of the new Odeon in Oldham town centre next week comes as the cinema industry reports a record year.
Attendances are booming, people are spending more at cinemas and ever-more screens are being opened, figures show.
This summer, British cinemas attracted 45 million customers - including more than 18 million in August alone. It was exceptionally strong summer season with August admissions up by 26 per cent on the same month last year, according to the UK Cinema Association.
Family films, fantasy adventures and comedies have been especially popular including The Secret Life of... read more
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