Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, has launched a new campaign for a cinema in Market Harborough. The campaign, which is supported by Cllr Phil King, Leader of Harborough District Council, aims to showcase the town as a possible location to established cinema operators.
Neil said, “There is so much to see and do in Market Harborough; it is a wonderful place to live and would be even better if we had a cinema in the town. I want to show operators there is a demand for it, so would encourage people to register their support via my petition below.
Market Harborough isn’t as big as Leicester, so while it may not be of significant scale for one of the larger chains such as Odeon or Showcase, there are a number of smaller and more boutique operators who we’re keen to speak to as well. We’re looking to set up some conversations between operators and the Council, so it’s time to ramp up our campaign and I hope residents will get behind this.
It's always one of the most popular responses on our local surveys, so it would be great to get a new fixed/permanent cinema in Market Harborough, alongside the relatively new and excellent drive-in showings at the Showground and film club at Market Harborough Theatre."
Phil King, Leader of Harborough District Council said, “The Council stands ready and willing to help possible operators as much as possible in terms of assisting with possible sites, regulatory support and everything else required to make this a success. It would be a fantastic addition to what is already a wonderful market town, so the Council very much looks forward to working with our local MP and other partners towards achieving this goal.”
Sign the petition here: www.neilobrien.org.uk/cinema