Wednesday 18 June 2020
Three months have passed, and our doors are still sadly closed. We miss everyone so much, but in the current climate, we need to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our audience, our employees, and our volunteers. Our beloved 1930’s art deco building wasn’t originally designed to be a cinema, meaning we don’t have the luxury of large screening rooms or wide aisles. But we do have knowledgeable staff, a building we love in the heart of Sheffield, and a passionate audience, we hope will still be with us when we can re-open our doors.
We’ve been working hard devising seating plans, queuing systems and additional staffing rotas to increase cleaning routines. However, until we are sure we can operate safely, not only within the Government guidelines, but also to a standard that we are confident will keep everyone visiting and working in the building safe, our doors will sadly remain closed.
We also need to make sure that when we open, we remain open. The costs to implement everything we want and need, are currently beyond our means. The last few months have hit us hard, and over the next few weeks we will be taking time to review our offer and operating costs.
At the moment, we have penciled mid-September as a date to re-open, and are in discussions with film distributors to make sure we have some fantastic films to show. We pride ourselves on being an independent cinema, bringing you the best indie films from around the world, and we don’t want this to change.
We can’t put into words how grateful we are of the support we’ve received. Every nice message, membership upgrade, and donation is helping us to remain positive and look forwards.
We can’t wait to see you in the autumn, and we will keep you updated until then with any news.
CEO, Showroom Workstation
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