Our cinema campaign is keystone to Kirkcaldy town centre's future
The bid to bring a cinema to Kirkcaldy is about more than just getting the latest movies on to the big screen - it's the key to revitalising our town centre.
The turmoil which is churning up the retail sector will almost certainly mean more departures from the High Street, but there’s a flipside to that bleak picture.
More and more small businesses are opening up, filling units which have lain empty for many years.
And the town’s ‘cafe culture’ - coffee shops, and places to meet and eat - are starting to increase in number as leisure takes over from the shopping.
If we get the mix right, the town centre will have a new sense of purpose for many years to come.
And if we can put a cinema at its very heart, then we have the building block around which everything can be developed.
The demolition of the swimming pool creates one potential site - the frontrunner, but not the only one.
And there is a planning application going through the system which should be before councillors by August.
That gives Kirkcaldy a siteo, and consent, to present to potential operators.
The aim of our campaign is to demonstrate the support a cinema would enjoy across Kirkcaldy and beyond – Kinghorn, Burntisland, Leven, Cardenden and Glenrothes make up a huge potential catchment – to strengthen the town’s hand.
It’s a campaign which brings together the community, politicians and business – one voice with one clear message.
This town needs a cinema.
>> SIGN & SHARE: Link to our online petition Cinema Petition
Printed petition sheets are available from our office at Carlyle House, Kirkcaldy.