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Lancashire Care Home Converts Old Library Into Cinema Room With 1930’s Themed Décor

A Lancashire care home has converted its old library into a cinema room with a 1930’s decor theme.

MHA Starr Hills decided to transform the old library into a cinema during lockdown as an option of entertainment for residents.

The Lytham St Annes based home provides residential care and support for up to 36 people

There are plenty of choices for residents and staff members to pick from with streaming sites such as Netflix and Amazon Prime also available.

Home manager Tony Lyons says the room will be a “World Cup Zone” as the football World Cup kicks off in Qatar.

He added: “During lockdown we started thinking of options and I am very happy with the outcome and personally it’s very fulfilling as I now see the finished result.

“We moved the library upstairs and that freed up the space for the cinema room.

“We have applied a real vintage decor in the room with red walls and curtains as well as wood-based items.

“The atmosphere in the room is very much like a cinema, we have a Blu-ray player so residents can watch their favourite movies.

“We have put up famous movie posters to add a little more character and it looks amazing.

“The idea was a little outside the box, which I feel is very important and so far the residents are really enjoying it.

“With the World Cup starting I can see the room becoming a World Cup Zone which is great for the football fans we have living here.

“There is enough room for at least 8-10 residents to enjoy the room together and we have also made it wheelchair friendly.

“We are still waiting on some additional furniture which will complete the transformation, but we are very happy with the outcome.”


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