Dolphin Square businesses told to take precautions after ‘smell of gas’ closes cinema

Cineworld has temporarily closed following a 'suspected gas leak'. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cineworld has temporarily closed following a 'suspected gas leak'. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

A Weston-super-Mare business has had to close after concerns were raised about a today (Wednesday).

Cineworld, in Dolphin Square, has cancelled this evening’s screenings following reports of the leak.

Wales & West Utilities, who deal with gas in the area, where called to Dolphin Square this morning following reports of a ‘smell of gas’.

Operational manager Dan Lawrence said: “We were alerted to reports of a smell of gas at a commercial property in the Dolphin Square area of Weston this morning and immediately sent an engineer to the scene.

“On arrival, our engineer conducted all the necessary gas safety checks.


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“While we found no evidence of a gas leak, as a precaution we turned the gas supply to the building off and advised the building owner to contact a Gas Safe registered engineer to check their internal pipework.”

The cinema’s neighbouring businesses, including Nandos and Anytime Fitness, are still open.

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One witness said they had plans to go to cinema this evening but had an email informing them their screening had been cancelled due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’.

They added: “I called them because I was annoyed and they said it was because of a suspected gas leak in the area so it was closed.”

Mr Lawrence added: “If anyone ever smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night.”

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