Wednesday, 2nd February 2022
The Station Cinema will this week become part of the Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust’s (RBPT) operations here at The Station. The three-screen independent cinema has been a popular attraction for locals and visitors alike, since it opened in 2007 following major refurbishment of The Station building, which transformed the space into a vibrant community hub. Featuring state of the art projection equipment, surround sound and plush velvet seating, The Station Cinema screens a mix of the best cinema releases, concerts, and theatre performances, as well as hosting regular film festivals.
Director of The Station Cinema, Rob Younger, leaves the business this week as he steps back to spend more time on his other business interests nearer home in South Yorkshire, including the Parkway Cinema Barnsley. Rob said, “I have been involved with The Station Cinema since its inception, including the design and installation, programming and operation, and have enjoyed bringing the magic of the big screen to Richmond. The Station Cinema is a fabulous place and I look forward to seeing it continue to go from strength to strength.”
RBPT will take on the management of The Station Cinema on Friday 4th February, with the smooth transition being overseen by Cinema General Manager, Dan Westgarth. The Cinema will be closed over the weekend for routine maintenance and will reopen on Tuesday 8th February.
RBPT Manager Chris Brown said, “We are delighted that The Station Cinema is joining our portfolio of operations here at The Station, meaning that we can continue to offer visitors truly unique experiences in this amazing building. Rob leaves an incredible legacy here at The Station; his vision, passion for independent cinema, and enthusiasm for this wonderful place have made The Station Cinema what it is today. We are grateful to him for everything he has done over the last 15 years and wish him all the best for the future.”