Live: Louth Cinema reopens for The Hobbit after revamp

Louth cinema reopens.
Louth cinema reopens.

Louth’s Playhouse Cinema has reopened its doors for the blockbuster film The Hobbit this afternoon after a major refurbishment.

The Cannon Street cinema has revamped two of its screens with new seating and the latest technology like 3D, and high quality digital sound.

Peter Jackson’s prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy was the first film to be show under the fresh look.

Louth building firm Andrew Blades was drafted in to carry out the work, which originally got underway in the spring.

Owner of the cinema Gerald Parkes said: “This is fantastic, we’ve been at it since the spring and are paying homage to the art deco era, the great age of the cinema.”

Cinema goers will be able to plump for their favourite sweet from the brand new pick and mix section in the freshly refurbished foyer, or book tickets online or on the phone in advance of screenings.

Plans are afoot to complete the revamp by upgrading the third screen next year, as well as to build a new bar for film goers.

You too can watch the Hobbit at Louth Cinema, details are available on their website.