Filmhouse: Our Surulere Cinemas Have Been Vandalised But Nigerians Have Lost More Than We Can Imagine

by Yinka Akanbi

Filmhouse Cinemas has announced that its Surulere, Lagos cinemas was part of commercial buildings vandalised after hoodlums hijacked the peaceful protests against police brutality in some parts of Lagos State.

The cinemas join a list of businesses, including popular fashion designer Yomi Casual’s store, that were reportedly vandalised in the Surulere axis.

Co-founder, Filmone/Filmhouse Cinemas, Moses Babatope, who disclosed this in a post published via his social media handles on Friday, said “the scars of a challenging 2020 will be difficult to heal”

“These past few days have been tough, more for some than others. Our Circle Mall and Surulere Cinemas have been vandalised but Nigerians have lost more than we can imagine.”

Continuing he wrote: “We will be back up in no time, and we pray that Nigeria will be too. Our hearts go out to those who have lost anyone or anything in this period.

“We look forward to a greater, more peaceful Nigeria, for all Nigerians.”

Recall that cinemas and other relaxation centres were given the green light to reopen by the Lagos State government last month after they had been shut down for six months in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

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