New operator takes over Prestatyn's Scala cinema


Stephanie Price

IT COULD be third time lucky for the Scala Cinema, Prestatyn, after the third operator has taken over. 

The historic picture house has been handed over to a new operator, national cinema company Merlin Cinemas, who have taken over just nine months after Aurora Leisure Ltd took on the building. 

Geoff Greaves Director of Merlin Cinemas said “We are very excited about taking over this beautiful and modern town centre cinema following discussions with the previous operator and officers from Denbigshire County Council who were keen to see a seamless transition between exhibitors and who worked hard to achieve this in a very tight timescale. 

“We are confident we will be able to give the Scala a successful new lease of life with more varied film programming, and the introduction of our popular Movie Magic Card, which makes regular cinema going great value. 

“We also have plans to develop the site further to improve the experience of a complete night out when attending the cinema. With UK cinema attendances at their highest level for many years and a strong line up films ahead, we believe the future once again looks bright for the Scala Cinema Prestatyn” 

Those in the cinema industry say Geoff Greaves has “better access to big films”. The all new Disney film Jungle Book, the very recent animated Zootropolis and the blockbuster Batman V Superman have been chosen as the opening films for the first week. 

Merlin Cinemas hope to be able to show all of the major releases over the coming months as well as regular “event” cinema, when the world of ballet, opera, stage shows and concerts are beamed in live by satellite, bringing a range of very varied entertainment to cinema audiences all across the UK. 

People can get a glimpse of what’s to come by visiting the company website on 

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