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Setback for Leicestershire cinema fundraisers

Film goers in a town in Leicestershire have suffered a setback in their plans for a new cinema.

Campaigners in Market Harborough have already raised £50,000 for the venue and have set up a website to gather support.

The site earmarked for a screen has fallen through, and organisers will need to search for a new location.

The town's only cinema, the Ritz on Northampton Road, was closed in 1978 and later became a supermarket.

The group is looking into three other suitable sites.

Teenager Lucy Seaward who started the campaign for a cinema, said: "There's quite a big support for it and I think there are still more people who would want to show support as well."

People in Harborough have to drive at least 30 minutes to get to their nearest cinema in Kettering, Rugby, Northampton or Leicester.

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