Just to let you all know, plans to reopen will begin in November. A few factors are still in place: management is still furloughed until the end of September. It will take a while to ascertain what films will be available and worth showing. We have to guarantee it will still be safe to open – we don’t want to spend £100’s on stock for the shop only to be limited or closed again.It would also be nice if we aren’t tied to restrictions in relation to all the rules of social distancing .We cannot wait to open again; we are as impatient and excited as you all are – but we just need to be a little more patient.
Our beautiful hall remains closed for the foreseeable future due to the uncertainty of the continued spread of Covid-19. As we all know, the Welsh government continues to advise venues like Cross Hands Public Hall on when it is safe to open and when it is required to close. These are uncertain times and remaining closed is our safest and most beneficial option. As an example, if we went out and purchased hundreds of pounds of shop stock, only to be shut down again, the financial waste and loss would be awful.
As a venue that encourages people to sit together, again this is simply not feasible in our current climate of social distancing. We all need to be 100% confident that we are safe, and that simply is not attainable at the moment.
We are also aware that the film industry as a whole has been chronically affected. Even if we were able to show films, we would potentially be only looking at much older ones, rather than the chance to show new releases. They are simply not happening at the moment.
To conclude, considering everything above, we have decided our best course of action is to wait patiently; to accept that only time and trusting that others will stick to the rules is the only way to rid ourselves of this crisis and that our lovely little hall and cinema can begin looking at opening, with confidence, sometime in the new year of 2021.
In the meantime, we thank you for your continued patience and support and to please ‘stay safe’.
The committee of Cross Hands Public Hall & Cinema. (We’ll) be right here!