Phoenix cinema shuts for a fortnight

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Oban’s only cinema is to close its doors for a fortnight to guard against any possible spread of the coronavirus.

The Oban Phoenix on George Street said its decision would be reviewed in two weeks.

It follows a number of organisations locking down in the wake of the highly contagious bug to help prevent its spread.

Cinema manager Jennifer Larney added: ‘No-one knows for sure when things will go back to normal but we will endeavour to keep everyone informed as best we can.

‘The staff and board of Oban Phoenix regret we have to close our beloved cinema.

‘Initially we will be closed for 14 days after which time we will review the situation and make a decision from there based on the relevant information.’

In a message to supporters, she added: ‘As ever, we thank you and are grateful for your continued support. Look after yourselves and each other.’

Cinemagoers who require refunds for tickets are asked to visit the website www.obanphoenix.com or go to its Facebook page.

They can also email cinema@obanphoenix.com or call 01631 562905.