Tony Scott and Michael McKnight

Tony Scott helps to run the cinema while Michael McKnight owns the venue

A city is welcoming back film screenings after its only cinema collapsed into administration.

The Empire Cinemas complex in Sunniside, Sunderland, permanently closed in July, last year after opening in 2004.

Cinematographer Tony Scott thought it was a “big miss”, so decided to set up a replacement inside community music venue Pop Recs, on High Street West.

He said tickets would be affordable and it
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