A new cinema for Canet-en-Roussillon

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Clap ciné, a new cinema in Canet-en-Roussillon / © PH. De Leyritz F3LR

Good news for moviegoers in the Pyrénées-Orientales. A new cinema with three halls, and a capacity of 300 people has just opened in Canet-en-Roussillon.  Highly anticipated by the residents, the company Lyre Cinémas opened its sixth cinema in France.

Lyre Cinemas launched in 2011 with a first cinema in Leucate. 8 years later, they have opened their sixth establishment in Canet-en-Roussillon.  The cost of the operation was 2.6 million euros.

“Everything has to be perfect, the quality of the sound and the image, the comfort, we are ready and I am surrounded by a good team of professionals”, said Jérôme Quaretti, director of the cinema “Clap ciné”.

The target attendance is 80,000 visitors per year.  Canet has 12,000 inhabitants year-round, but the population triples during the summer.

A fourth hall will open in 2020 to achieve a total capacity of 500 seats.

Source: France 3