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Clacton's last cinema Flicks set to close
1:30pm Thursday 18th October 2012 in News
A LONG-RUNNING cinema in Clacton is set to close.
Flicks, on Pier Avenue, has been showing films on the big screen since it was built in 1936.
It also hosted live shows in its early years, but is going to close its doors on November 3.
The iconic Pier Avenue building is owned by the Gala Coral Group. It is also used to run bingo sessions, which will continue.
But the two-screen cinema will stop running next month.
A spokesman for the cinema said: “We can confirm we have notified our staff about the closure of the cinema.
“It is not a decision we have taken likely and in no way reflects the dedication and commitment of our staff over the years, but trading has been difficult for a long period.
“We are considering the welfare of our staff and customers every step of the way and are currently in consultation with the cinema’s 15 employees.
“Where possible we are looking to find them alternative employment opportunities within the Gala Coral Group.”