IT’S 12 months since the ABC cinema in Bournemouth showed its final film, Back to the Future, and I am still hopeful that it has a cinematic future.

If it reopened it could encourage a wider choice of films and possibly lower ticket prices too!

Where Odeon cinemas encounter competition, ticket prices invariably fall, for instance at the Dorchester Odeon, an adult Premier seat ticket for Star Wars - The Last Jedi costs £10.25 and at the Southampton Odeon the same seat is £12.55.

At towns like Bournemouth, without the presence of cinematic competition the resulting ticket prices are higher, for example The Last Jedi is £16.30 at the Odeon Salisbury and £14.25 at the Odeon Bournemouth BH2 (adult premier seat tickets).

Bournemouth has also missed out on some fabulous films over the last year including Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, Call Me By Your Name, Kedi, Alone in Berlin and Close Encounters of the Third Kind 40th Anniversary many of which might have been screened if the Odeon had competition!

ADRIAN COX, Three Acre Drive, Barton-on-Sea