In response to a slew of complaints about the irregular sacking of bar worker Chris Lockwood for union organising, The Showroom Cinema has closed most lines of communication to the public. All emails to the management, info address and bookings address are being 'rejected' meaning either they are already full or they have been locked to sprevent further complaints, and the phone line to the office was closed on friday morning with a recorded message saying it was simply 'unavailable at the moment'; this is their business line. As Friday is the busiest day for the Cinema and there is a premiere tonight, this is a significant blow to the Cinema's management.
Rather than losing custom, it would certainly be far easier for them if they entered into a dialogue with the Union and agreed to review the sacking of Lockwood.
To register a complaint this line is still open: ask to be put through to management, but if thats not possible, just ask to have a note taken of your complaint.
0114 249 5479
The cinema has been picketed from when it opened at 10AM and the picket will continue until it closes at 1AM saturday, See: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/09/408544.html