1 November 2005
This overview demonstrates the wide range of positive impacts local cinemas have on their communities. The venues foster a sense of place and provide a focus for the local community, whilst enhancing local cultural life through the provision of mainstream and/or specialised film. The cinemas play an important social inclusion role, reaching out to otherwise underserved elements of the local population. They enhance learning opportunities through links with local schools and colleges, improving the skills and knowledge base of the community.
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