16th November 2018
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Big success for Mareel as cinema bug bites in Shetland

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Mareel has attracted nearly three times its expected cinema audience during its first seven weeks of operation, according to Shetland Arts director Gwilym Gibbons.

So far 14,619 people have attended the two cinemas against a target in the business plan of 5,362 with more people due to attend tonight before the seven-week period is up.

The annual target for cinema sales is 39,834.

Mr Gibbons thanked all those who had visited the £12 million venue since it opened.

He was speaking at the GetAmbITion conference in Mareel today.

One comment

  1. Colin Pearson

    Shame the SIC didn’t have the wit to see there was a need after the North Star closed all those years ago.
    Another two years and the local press will be saying what a waste…to much invested to late.
    Question……how much did the feasibility study cost to evaluate the need for a public entertainment venue of this expense……next time i would suggest a yes/no questionnaire and hand them out at Bells Brae School.


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