Our campaign to bring a cinema to Kirkcaldy has been given a major boost this week with the backing of Hollywood film star Dougray Scott.
The Glenrothes-born actor, who has starred in hit films including Mission Impossible 2 and You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, as well as the popular ABC series Desperate Housewives and the BBC’s Doctor Who, added his substantial backing to the growing call for a multiplex cinema in the town.
Dougray (52) trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he was named most promising drama student, before going on to carve a hugely successful career in film and theatre.
He said: “Cinema is an important part of entertainment for most people, and they should have access to the high quality cinema experience we get today.
READ MORE 3000 back petition calling for cinema in Kirkcaldy“That is especially true for a town the size of Kirkcaldy which used to have seven cinemas at one time, and has not had a dedicated cinema for over 18 years.
“That is why I am supporting the Fife Free Press campaign to bring a cinema back to Kirkcaldy so local people, especially young people, do not have to travel miles to see the latest film releases.
“A new cinema would also provide much needed support to the regeneration of Kirkcaldy town centre and bring people into the town, so I would encourage you to sign the petition now and show cinema operators that Kirkcaldy will support going to the movies in their local cinema.”
Lesley Laird, MP for Kirkcaldy, said: “It’s fantastic that Dougray has come forward to support to Kirkcaldy’s cinema campaign and I’d urge people to do as he suggests and sign the petition if they haven’t done so already.
“We’re at a key stage in this campaign since the site is actively being marketed to cinema operators right now.
“I’m keeping a close eye on how that plan is progressing but it can’t be overstated that, to help clinch a deal, we need as many signatures as possible.
“By signing this petition, you can make a difference. Help us secure a cinema and turn around the fortunes of our town centre.”
Meanwhile the number continues to rise every day as people sign forms in shops, pubs and community venues in the town, as well as in Kinghorn and Burntisland.
Migele Experience has seen another 100 signatures added in the past week, and the overall total is now nearing 4000, with the option to sign either online or in person.