SECRET Cinema will finally begin its Croydon screenings tonight – without any alcohol. The company has announced its show in on this evening but ticket holders for the opening weekend have been informed they will not be able to buy alcohol. "We are pleased to announce that the issues delaying the opening of Secret Cinema have been resolved and it will go ahead this Thursday onwards," said an email sent to ticket holders. "Due to the conditions of our licence we will be running this weekends performances without alcohol. "For clarity, the issues we have been facing over the last couple of weeks have not been limited to the sale of alcohol." Parent company Future Shorts had been working with the council and police to resolve the objections raised when it applied for a license to use Delta Point, in Wellesley Road, as its venue. The message to customers suggests the problems which led last Thursday's opening night to be cancelled an hour before kick off had existed for several weeks. It adds: "In the run up to the opening the ambition of the event coupled with the complexity of our spectacular building and its location, gave rise to a number of issues which have now been alleviated. "Although we fully believed the issues would be resolved before the first night, it became apparent we were not going to open the show and were left with no choice but to delay the opening weekend." Future Shorts said it would contact customers who missed out due to last week's cancellations. As well as booze, the popular Secret Cinema format involves live music, role-play, food, and a mystery film. Customers had paid around £50 for a ticket. Secret Cinema thanked filmgoers for their "incredible" patience and support.
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