An artist's impression of the proposed new cinema at the Wulfrun Centre

First look at Wolverhampton’s planned independent cinema

A new artist’s impression has revealed what a planned independent cinema for Wolverhampton’s Wulfrun Centre could look like.

The owners of the shopping centre, LCP, have submitted plans to Wolverhampton Council for a three-auditorium cinema.

The application seeks to change the use and layout the former Argos store within the Wulfrun Centre to include three auditoria, seating 164, 97 and 87 seats, plus 1,850 sq ft allocated for restaurants and food.

As part of the proposals the external frontage to Cleveland Street will also be enhanced.

How the Wulfrun Centre site currently looks

Andrew Barrett, retail director at Kingswinford-based LCP, said: “We are excited to unveil our plans for the future success of the Wulfrun Shopping Centre and bring a much-needed leisure facility to the heart of the city centre.

“We believe there’s huge potential to create a stronger night-time economy in the city and complement existing traders in the shopping centre.”

The old Argos store has been empty since the retailer became part of the Sainsbury’s superstore on the ring road.

The potential launch of the independent cinema comes as plans are progressing on bringing a national cinema chain to the city as part of the £55 million Westside development…

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