In Wisbech they’ve seen the future and for new cinema it’s definitely green as new cafe opens

15:25 09 June 2014

Green Room launch, Light cinema, Wisbech

Green Room launch, Light cinema, Wisbech


There is a new café bar venue open in Wisbech, The Green Room, housed in the Light Cinema development on Cromwell Road.

Green Room launch, Light cinema, Wisbech Green Room launch, Light cinema, Wisbech

It was opened on Friday at an event attended by councillors, youth workers and police and fire officers.

Envisaged by designer Sarah de Freitas, the Green Room has a retro feel, with a hat tip to glory days of cinema.

The Green Room is also working with Wisbech brewery Elgood’s. Bar visitors can try both Golden Newt and Cambridge brews.

Manager Diego Pigliacampo, said: “I’m thrilled to bring my vision for what cinema should look and feel like to Wisbech in the form of the Green Room.” He conceded “popcorn and fizzy pop” have a time and place but he wanted to add something different.

Green Room launch, Light cinema, Wisbech Green Room launch, Light cinema, Wisbech

Jamie Atherton, general manager at the Light Cinema, said: “We are also working with Fenland District Council on their initiatives to create a quality evening economy for Wisbech and are taking part in their Thumbs Up Scheme.”

Thumbs Up is a new accreditation scheme for licensed premises that was launched by the council last year. It aims to reward and recognise hard-working compliant premises.

More news stories

7 minutes ago
Ormitots nursery, March.

A youngster walked out of an under fives nursery unsupervised at a setting that has been rated as needing improvement by Ofsted.

Metal on metal hip implant patients take their battle to the High Court

British patients taking legal action against defective metal on metal hip implants made by Johnson & Johnson have been praised by women injured by a medical device made by the same health care giant.

Yesterday, 10:56
Car overturns in Back Toad, Murrow

A passenger in a car that over turned in Murrow today has been taken to hospital.

Yesterday, 21:23
James Thompson, Mr Dominic Garfoot (Head if Outdoor Education), Mollie Allen, Lee Clarke, James Greenhalgh, Ethan Jutsum, Jordan Reeve, Ben Trundley, Maddie Booth, Ed Page, Victoria Murphy (front)

Ten dedicated Wisbech Grammar School Sixth Form pupils have achieved the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, the highest number of gold awards in one year ever recorded by the school.

Most read stories


Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up