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Parkway owners welcome multiplex competition

By gail robinson, Town Reporter Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Rob Younger
OWNERS of Barnsley's independent cinema say they are not frightened by news that a nine screen multiplex is to be built at the Alhambra.

Manager and co-owner of the Parkway, Rob Younger is confident the price structure and 'intimate quality service' offered at the Parkway will continue to attract movie lovers of all ages.

And he says he is buoyed and delighted by the outpouring of support and praise for the Parkway which has flooded social media since last week's announcement that a rival was heading to the town.

"I admit I was very pleasantly surprised and utterly delighted by so many people standing up to say how much they like the Parkway and how important it is that we remain open," he said.

** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle newspaper, dated August 29. **
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Posted by David Beevers I Tue 2nd Sep 2014 at 4:58pm

Great news. I started at the Odeon as it was then in 1968 as a Trainee Projectionist right at the beginning of my working life. I was saddened the first time the cinema closed and don't want that to happen again. Multiplex's are production line cinemas- no customer service- crash bang wallop presentation and they charge they earth for a 2nd rate experience. I've know Rob for many years and his passion for the Parkway exudes over the length and breadth of Eldon Street. Long may the Parkway survive.