Pictured at Oban's Phoenix Cinema, from left to right: Brian Shearer, Planning and Supply Co-ordinator, Scottish Sea Farms; Fiona Shaw, Artistic Director, Phoenix Cinema; and Stephen Divers, Managing Director, Fusion Marine with children from Luing and Easdale Primary Schools.
Oban Phoenix Cinema receives boost from Aquaculture Firms
Oban Cinema can now let patrons enjoy the 3D experience with the help of local Scottish firms, Fusion Marine and Scottish Sea Farms. The companies have donated £5,000 and £3,000 respectively and this cash is being used to help the cinema with the costs related to the new digital technology.
Fiona Shaw, Artistic Director and CEO of the cinema, commented: “The support and generous donations from both Fusion Marine and Scottish Sea Farms could not have come at a better time for the cinema. We have only recently installed a brand new digital projector to replace the old 35mm one and this additional help with funds allowed us to also install a 3D system at the same time. We were able to opt for the best 3D system available, Dolby 3D, which audiences will see offers an exceptional viewing experience alongside our new Dolby 7.1 surround sound system which the money also helped see us secure. The quality of cinema-going experience we now have at the Oban Phoenix because of these donations means that we offer a level of sight and sound that most other cinemas simply can’t afford to install. On behalf of the cinema, all our many customers who are already enjoying the new system and those yet to experience the magic, I would like to say a huge thank you to both Fusion Marine and Scottish Sea Farms for investing in our vision.”
Stephen Divers, Managing Director of Fusion Marine, said: “We have been hugely impressed by the groundswell of local support for the Oban Phoenix Cinema and the crucial role it now plays at the heart of the community. Fusion Marine is committed to supporting initiatives that can make a real difference and enhance the quality of life for both adults and children in Oban and the surrounding area.”
Jim Gallagher, Managing Director of Scottish Sea Farms, commented: “We launched the Heart of the Community Trust to support community projects that will deliver lasting change to local communities and we know that a local cinema in a place like Oban is vital to young and old alike. Cinema can inspire and educate as well as entertain and it was great to be able to help bring more up-to-date facilities to the area. Over 12,000 individuals across Scotland have already benefited from the Heart of the Community Trust and now we can add a few local cinema-goers to this figure.”