Ritz cinema's special screening raises funds for Highbridge festival

This is The West Country: Nigel and Gill Crewsdon buying their tickets from Festival of the Arts representative Denise Berry with Pat and Beryl Scott, the Ritz cinema owners in Burnham. Nigel and Gill Crewsdon buying their tickets from Festival of the Arts representative Denise Berry with Pat and Beryl Scott, the Ritz cinema owners in Burnham.

FILM-GOERS had a treat this week when Burnham's cinema laid on a special movie screening.

The Ritz Cinema in Victoria Street showed the modern classic Quartet on Monday as a fundraiser for Highbridge Festival of the Arts (FOTA).

Cinema owners Pat and Beryl Scott have organised fundraising showings of blockbusters Mamma Mia and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in previous years and decided to continue the event, giving all the ticket money and raffle proceeds to FOTA.

Event organiser Jenny Golding said: “It went very well. The FOTA committee was exceptionally pleased with the response and I would like to thank Pat Scott for his support for yet another year.

“I'd also like to thank the community for supporting us. We haven't got the final figure yet but we've already raised £506.”

Pat Scott said: “It gives me great pleasure to support FOTA, and I thank all our film goers for their support.”

The Highbridge Festival of the Arts, which starts on March 6, has been running every year since 1948.

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