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Company behind Secret Cinema 'very confident' Croydon show will go on

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THE company behind Secret Cinema is "very confident" tomorrow's screening in Croydon will go ahead. Future Cinema issued a statement this evening in which it claimed to be "resolving the final issues with the local authorities". But it has left ticket holders hanging until midday tomorrow (Thursday) as to whether the performances will definitely take place. The company apologised last week after calling off its first screening an hour before it was due to start last Thursday. It also cancelled Friday, Saturday and Sunday after police raised objections to its licence application for the events, due to take place at Delta Point, Wellesley Road. Many customers, who had paid up to £50 for a ticket, took to the company's Facebook page to complain. Some ticket holders were not particularly impressed by the latest update. Collin Amner wrote: "So basically, it's still up in the air whether or not the events are going ahead and there are still outstanding issues." Parent company Future Shorts has sold more than 250,000 tickets to its previous 19 productions. The Secret Cinema experience involves film-goers buying a ticket for a set time and date without knowing what the film will be. Performances include live music and role-play, as well as alcohol and food. Croydon Council understood ticket holders had been "very disappointed" by the cancellations, but said it was working with the company to resolve the issues. A spokesperson said: "The police, council and Secret Cinema are working together to ensure the event can go ahead as quickly as possible. "There are a small number of outstanding issues to deal with and as soon as the organisers can satisfy the police's safety requirements we are confident that they will be able to announce a new date for the opening night." The Advertiser asked the police to explain its safety concerns but has yet to be given specific details. Borough Commander David Musker said: "Croydon Police are committed to working with all our partners to ensure that licensed venues are safe and that the public interest is protected - we will continue to work with Future Cinema to achieve this objective. "My overriding concern and duty is to ensure the safety of the public in line with the legislative licensing objectives - this must always come first."

Company behind Secret Cinema 'very confident' Croydon show will go on


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