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Dumfries cinema to close after 90 years

The cinema will be closed by the end of this month. Credit: Google Maps

A cinema which has served Dumfries for almost 90 years is to close on Thursday 28 June.

The cinema on Shakespeare Street opened in the early 1930s.

Operators Odeon confirmed that due to "ongoing issues" with the building it has made the decision to close the cinema.

The closure will leave Dumfries without a large-scale cinema, although the Robert Burns Centre remains in the town.

The nearest large-scale cinema will now be in Carlisle, which is more than 30 miles away.

We are sad to confirm that our Dumfries cinema is set to close this month. We’re grateful for all our team members’ hard work and support looking after our guests over the years and wish them all the best for the future.

Whilst we’re sad to say goodbye to our cinema due to issues with the building, we are always looking for suitable new sites to ensure we’re able to offer the ODEON experience to as many film fans as possible across the country. Senior Mangers from our HR and Operations teams are supporting the Dumfries team during the consultation period and will continue to visit during the next few weeks.”

– Spokesperson for Odeon