Job losses due to Excel cinema closure

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Members of Tipperary Excel’s board of management have said that as many as ten jobs could be lost as a result of its decision to close the centre’s cinema.

The decision to close the cinema was made at the end of last week due to falling numbers and the lack of funds available to update the projection system which is now obsolete.

Speaking on Tipperary Mid West Radio this morning, the board’s Treasurer Anthony Flynn said the number of job losses will range between seven and ten.

However, also speaking Andy Lacey who is also a board member, added that funding has been secured to ensure the rest of the centre continues to operate.  he added that a renewed focus will be upon the cultural aspects of the centre as well as the Simon Ryan Theatre.