A FILM company is planning to make a documentary on Chester’s lack of a theatre and city-centre cinema.
Chester-based Foregate Films is looking to speak to residents and businesses in the area to assess the current situation and to see what can be done to bring a cultural venue into the city.
Ross Armstrong, one of the directors behind Foregate Films, which is currently working on its first feature-length film Hotdesking, explained the decision behind the project.
He said: “I don’t know how many times I have passed that old empty Odeon building recently and thought – why can’t they do something about it?
“Someone needs to grab hold of the latest agency and get something done.
“At the moment we are talking to local businesses and residents for a documentary and spoke to a guy who has been campaigning to get something on board.
“We want to have a positive focus on the documentary – we don’t want to take a political view on it. At the end of the day everyone in the city is behind the idea of a new theatre and cinema for the city.
“Also, for the documentary, we are looking to focus on the history of the city’s culture and say ‘look what the city has and these are the opportunities it can have’.”
Ross said Foregate Films’ campaign would be an active one as the company will go out and about to meet local businesses and gather support.
“Hopefully, through the power of numbers, we can get something positive done,” Ross added.
Anyone who can help Foregate Films can email Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.