While many have relaxed on holiday or been glued to the Olympic Games over the summer months, progress on works to bring The Birks cinema back to life as a modern state of the art facility in Aberfeldy has continued apace.
Building firm Hadden’s have made ‘brilliant’ progress inside the building and a new trading arm of the project has been established.
Recruitment of a General Manager of The Birks cinema is also now underway. Please see The Birks cinema website for a link to the advert and further details: www.birkscinemafriends.org.uk
Charlotte Flower, Chair of Friends of The Birks Cinema, said: “I think the new job of general Manager is probably one of the most exciting jobs in cinema in Scotland and we are really looking forward to making the appointment.'
"Brilliant progress is being made inside the building; the amazing cooling labyrinth is in place – a whole series of pipes laid in concrete under the auditorium – accessing the well of ‘coolth’ under the building, so that on fine summer days when we need the auditorium to be a little cooler – we draw cool air from deep below the floor. But now that the pipes are buried in concrete – they will never be seen again!
“The foundations for the internal walls are in place and we are beginning to see the shape of what is to come. It is very, very exciting.
“During August the roof will be replaced – and this requires scaffolding around the entire building, which unfortunately means that the Chapel St bus stop will need to be temporarily moved for the next ten to twelve weeks. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this.
“The other really exciting development has been the creation of The Birks Cinema Ltd. We have had our first full Board meeting, and what an amazing room full of local expertise, enthusiasm and experience.”