Omniplex to invest €2.5 million to save Roscommon cinema which had shut down with immediate effect 4 months ago

Omniplex to invest €2.5 million to save Roscommon cinema which had shut down with immediate effect

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The cinema is set to re-open on Friday 9 August and all former staff there have been offered employment.

On Monday 5 August, locals in Roscommon were shocked to find out that local cinema C&L Plex had closed their doors and shut down with immediate effect.

However, Omniplex Cinemas have stepped in and announced that they will officially be taking over the cinema with an investment of €2.5 million.

Not only that, but the chain have offered positions to all of former C&L staff who had lost their jobs just days earlier.

Mark Anderson, Director of Omniplex Cinemas, told JOE that "Roscommon deserves a quality Multiplex, so we have decided to step in to re-open the former C&L Plex cinema and offer employment to former C&L Plex staff members. We hope to re-open the doors on Friday 9 August under the Omniplex Cinema Brand and will then immediately start looking at exciting renovation and expansion plans to secure the long-term future of the cinema.

"As we continue to expand cinemas into large & medium sized towns around Ireland the demand for cinema grows. For the last five years in a row, Ireland has had the highest cinema-going population in Europe and admissions are still growing."

This marks the 30th Omniplex cinema across the island of Ireland, the latest addition to their expansion plans, including a 10-screen D'Luxx Cinema in Salthill (which is ALL recliners!), a six-screen cinema in Shannon, a five-screen cinema in Ballinsloe, and planning permission applied for another five-screen cinema in Mullingar.

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