READERS have had their say after a cinema boss said it is down to the public to save independent cinema.

The comments came from Northern Morris Cinemas' managing director Charles Morris after the organisation-which runs The Roxy in Ulverston and The Royalty in Bowness- received £100,000 in Government grants.

As part of the Culture Recovery Fund, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport awarded The Roxy £46,459 and The Royalty £84,018.

"It's taken a while for us to get back into gear,” said Mr Morris.

"We have been open since May and the only film that has brought people in their numbers is No Time to Die.

"James Bond is always reliable - we knew it would do well - but even then it wasn't as high as we were expecting.

"The money will help keep us going but it's down to the public to start coming back now."

Railway end said: “It is a great if nostalgic place but could do with bringing up to date slightly. People need comfort the seating needs improved far too tight especially sitting through the new Bond film. I do go so know what I'm on about (for once).

“I also attended a special screening of The Shining absolutely brilliant. I had a ticket bought for me and to be honest I wouldn't have known about it otherwise. So: more leg room and more special screenings.”

Norman G said: “Netflix!”

Tourer said: “The Roxy in Ulverston, is absolutely brilliant, support it.”