Belgrade Theatre, Coventry Community Theatre 

How Coventry businesses are boosting Belgrade Theatre’s redevelopment

The theatre has ambitious plans for growth as Coventry heads towards UK City of Culture in 2021 The fundraising campaign to support the development of Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre has taken a major step forward after the first businesses signed up to support the 2020 Redevelopment Project. The theatre, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018, has ambitious plans for growth as Coventry heads towards UK City of Culture in 2021 and part of that is a £4.8m project which will be completed in time for the big year. Work on…

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Auditorium at Time Square Cineworld, Warrington Cinema & theatre Editor's Choice Local Authority Mixed use 

Leisure anchor opens at £142m Warrington mixed use development

Cineworld has opened its 13-screen multiplex cinema within Warrington’s Time Square, the £142m development which also recently saw the completion of first tenant The Botanist. The main leisure anchor for the mixed-use scheme, Cineworld Warrington hosted the first film showings earlier this week. The cinema also incorporates a Starbucks café and a dedicated Baskin Robbins ice cream counter. Cineworld neighbours restaurant and bar Botanist’s 10,000 sq ft unit at Time Square, which opened its doors in late November. Kevin Frost, Cineworld’s UK property director, said: “It is a major milestone…

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John Sullivan onstage at New Cinema Conference Cinema & theatre Events Technology 

New Cinema Conference includes John Sullivan on the history, and the future of the art

Customer expectations: what makes a difference ‘’Cinema magic to me,’’John stated, ” is when product, technology and delivery all align.” In his presentation, he looked back at the history of cinema and discussed how product, technology and delivery have changed over time – starting with Greek theatre. According to John, this form of theatre was already highly technical. As time went on, it underwent a number of changes: the Romans added audience participation and its focus moved away from gods and onto ‘real’ people (which gave people the ability to…

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