THE owners of the Regal Cinema say the venue is set for big changes after listening to customers.

A consultation with cinema-goers has been held with the report, set to be called Cinema in the Community, likely to be published this month.

Ian Wiper, managing director, said: “The Regal was reopened in 2012 after our big restoration.

"We had a sense that while we were getting lots of things right, maybe some people in the town felt they had ideas which were not being heard."

One of the findings in the report was residents wanting the weekly Chums Club - the Saturday morning family friendly and affordable prices club that ended in 1956 - to return. Cinema staff have now reintroduced the club, with an Easter promotion.

Meanwhile in another new development the Port Street club has gone card only partly as a result of a previous break-ins.

Mr Wiper said: "Our team have always been concerned about the risks of holding cash on the premises and this is obviously our main concern.

"We have had a couple of break-ins over the years and have been looking at cash alternatives for a year or more.

"We realise from our experience that a few of our customers only want to use cash - just let us know when you come in and we will make special arrangements.”