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Campaign to save Lonsdale Alhambra Cinema in Penrith

The actor Richard E Grant and comedian Eddie Izzard have joined a campaign to save the last picture house in Penrith.

The Lonsdale Alhambra Cinema will close in March, alongside the neighbouring bingo hall, unless the owners can be persuaded to reconsider.

Thousands of people have signed a petition.

Alison Freeman spoke to Angela Gilmore - Assistant Manager, Dawn Stobbart - Campaigner, and Alan Towers from Lonsdale Cinemas for BBC Look North.

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