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Just Like in the Movies by Heidi Rice – Panic combined with the grinding pain in the pit of Ruby’s stomach and turned the asteroid into a lump of radioactive waste. She’d been so busy making funeral arrangements in the last ten days and coming to terms with the great empty space in her life which would never be filled, she’d had no time at all to properly consider her future and the future of The Royale.
Was she about to lose her home and her job as well as her best friend? Because The Royale was her home, not only did she spend more waking hours there than she’d ever spent in her tiny flat in Maida Vale, the Art Deco cinema had been the home of her heart ever since she was twelve years old, and Matty had caught her sneaking into a Saturday matinee of The Magnificent Seven and offered her a job selling popcorn and ice creams in the foyer on weekends. She had quickly made herself indispensable, Matty’s expansive friendship and The Royale’s glittering fantasy world providing a sanity-saving escape from the chaotic council flat in Bayswater she shared with her mother, and her mother’s endless parade of inappropriate boyfriends.