Public meeting to hear proposals for No.6 Cinema

Siri Finess at the No. 6 independant cinema
Siri Finess at the No. 6 independant cinema
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THE group behind a bid to reopen Portsmouth’s only independent cinema is holding a public meeting next week where it will reveal its plans.

Film-lovers are urged to attend St Jude’s Church in Southsea on Monday May 16 at 7pm to hear details of what may happen to No.6 Cinema in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

The cinema, which had a cult following in the city, closed its doors for six months in March after its owners, Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust, decided a new business plan was needed to stop it losing money.

Siri Firness, who was events manager at the cinema before the closure, is leading a group of volunteers who will present a new business plan to the trust in June.

She said: ‘We are in the process of forming some exciting plans to make the cinema successful and we want to hear what people have to say about them.

‘We want the cinema to thrive and we need people’s thoughts and suggestions.

‘We are also keen to hear from businesses or people who are interested in sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.’