ODEON Dorchester has received national recognition at a glittering company awards ceremony, winning the Local Marketing Cinema of The Year award for its efforts in supporting the community and for turning around visitor perception in the local area.

ODEON Dorchester competed with cinemas across the UK and Ireland to win the coveted award, which was presented by Andy Edge, ODEON’s commercial director and Duncan Reynolds, UK & Ireland managing director.

The cinema in Brewery Square, Dorchester enjoyed a year of success in 2014 and since opening its doors in 2012, the ODEON Dorchester has become a popular venue for local residents.

Alan Escott, general manager at ODEON Dorchester, said: “We are really proud that our hard work to put ODEON Dorchester on the cinema map has been recognised. We’ve been involved in partnerships with the Dorchester BID and Wessex FM in order to increase awareness of the cinema locally. What’s more, in 2014 we adopted Julia’s House as our charity of the year.

Alan added: “As much as we’d like to think the ‘magic’ of Harry Potter helped us scoop the award, it’s definitely got more to do with our loyal patrons who keep our cinema thriving.”

ODEON Dorchester screens a variety of content including live broadcasts of National Theatre, Royal Ballet and Royal Opera House productions as well as the latest movies, and its pricing structure which sees ticket prices at £2.25 on a Monday and start from £3.00 on all other days.

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