Newquay cinema celebrated their 50,000th customer since opening its doors to the public at the beginning of May.
Jodene Twimey-Roche and family from St Columb were greeted
at lunchtime by WTW Cinemas managing director David Williams and Newquay Mayor Andy Hannan to be presented with a complimentary three-month family
cinema pass, free popcorn, a large box of chocolates and free entry for the
In just three months of trading, owners WTW Cinemas are reporting ‘consistently strong’ business with around 1,000 customers on average each day. The Lighthouse Cinema has been a huge success with local people and visitors to Newquay since the four-screen building on Crantock Street was officially opened earlier this year.
The company is now gearing up for a busy period over the school summer holidays with an influx of visitors to Newquay and a number of big film releases out including Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Cars 2, Captain America, The Smurfs, Mr Popper’s Penguins, The Inbetweeners and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
David Williams, Managing Director of WTW Cinemas, said:
“Celebrating our 50,000th customer in such a short space of time goes to prove
that Newquay has desperately needed a cinema for some time.
“It also shows that the town has got much more to offer than just its night
life – increasingly there are attractions for the whole family to enjoy and the cinema is something that people of all ages can appreciate. The support that
we’ve received both locally and regionally and from the customers who’ve
visited the cinema in Newquay has been overwhelming. We’ve been really busy so
far and we’re expecting a busy summer.”
The Lighthouse Cinema, which seats 650 people, is the first cinema to open in Newquay for more than 16 years. It is the first purpose-built all-digital projection cinema in the South West and has two 3D screens.