Roseburg, Germany (AP) The Roseburg cinema, the country’s first independent cinema, will open its doors to the public again this year after being closed for nearly a decade because of a health crisis.
Roseburg Cinemasia, which closed for a year in the 1990s, reopened in February this year.
It has the distinction of being the first cinema in Germany to be opened with a new menu.
It will have the usual movie and food offerings but will also serve up cinema-themed meals and a wine list.
Roseberg Cinemas has closed for the last two years.
Its owners say they have been overwhelmed by demand, and it has helped them to make the films they have always wanted.
The company’s founder, Andreas Schmitt, says he wanted to bring a new life to his town, which has a population of about 30,000 people.
But Roseburg’s problems with health began in 2012 when the region’s residents were diagnosed with high blood pressure, leading to a lack of money for basic health care.
The Roseburg community rallied around a plan to build a new cinema, which was completed in 2013, but that plan was shelved.
The town was still struggling to recover from the effects of the pandemic.
The new Roseburg Cinema opened its doors in March.
The Roseville Cinema, in the nearby town of Wittenberg, opened last year.
Schmitt says the Roseville cinema will continue to serve up the cinema-related menu that’s been offered since the company was founded.
“The new cinema will be a place to come for popcorn and beer, to enjoy the movies,” he said.
“The food is really good.
It’s the best we can offer.”
The Roseville Cinemas had the largest attendance in the Roseburgerland region of Germany in 2018.
The closure of the Roseberg Cinemases means the town of about 4,000 residents will lose out on about $300,000 in economic impact, according to a local government official.