Ashton’s Metro Cinema is now under a new ownership consortium including Andy Kleek from Monopoly Events and there are plans to re-open the venue once again and have special cinema screenings. The news was celebrated last month by the new owners alongside special guests – Zach Galligan from the film Gremlins and Tim Cappello (Sax Man) from The Lost Boys. Organisers are planning an Open Day event where there will be opportunity to find out more about plans to re-open the Metro – which will be known as the Metro Majestic in acknowledgment of the venues original name.

3D visuals are being drawn up to bring the project to life and show the future of the venue. The consortium of owners want to keep it as close to its original state as possible but are planning a roof terrace on the flat section overlooking the town centre.

The venue will be used as a cinema, showing new and classic films with celebrity appearances at the classic screenings. It will also be used as a live music venue as the auditorium can house around 1000 people, sports venue with boxing and mma shows, exhibition space and even a club. The space will also be used for private hires and functions and will also feature a WWII themed cafe. Recently it hosted several ghost hunts at the site which proved a huge success and generated lots of local interest.

The main focus at the moment is building the social media accounts, to sustain the building and keep it running for decades to come it needs local support and a big social media presence.

Follow the Metro Majestic accounts to keep updated on the latest news and watch out for the special feature in our January issue of About Tameside.


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