A TREASURED community theatre has been given a new lease of life with the opening of a new cinema space.

The Little Theatre in Tredegar was revived by the Tredegar Thespians and Green Valley Films group, launching a new era for the popular space.

Film lovers and Tredegar’s mayor, Geraint Meredith, showed their support at the official launch screening of Ghostbusters, with young and old chanting away to the classic theme.

The cinema will charge £2.50 per screening, showcase a mixture of heritage movies, history programmes and cartoons and will screen movies three days a week (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday).

Mr Kevin Phillips, of Green Valley Films, hopes the the cinema will benefit the community in Tredegar.

He said: “The support from local businesses and people has been amazing. It will show a range of films and programmes that we hope people will find appealing.”

Chair of Tredegar Thespians Players, Lorna Griffiths, added: “We're delighted with the film premiere last and are filled with optimism for the future of our society."

On the cinema’s opening night, organisers also received a £200 donation from Tredegar Town Council.

Tredegar's Mayor, Geraint Meredith. said: “'It was a great evening and brilliant for the community. I truly hope this takes off after all the hard work and effort that has been put into it.”

The cinema is based on Upper Coronation Street and be contacted by email, info@thelittletheatretredegar.co.uk or telephone, 07837180762.

For more information visit www.littletheatrecinematredegar.co.uk.