Tollgate Village with The Light signage

Pictures: The Light Cinema and bowling for Colchester

New artist’s impressions offer a first look at a multi-screen cinema and state-of-the-art bowling alley which are due to open at a leisure and retail park near Colchester next year.

National chain The Light, which has 10 cinemas across the UK, has been named as the firm operating the new cinema, set to create an estimated 70 jobs at Tollgate Village in Stanway.

The multiplex will showcase both mainstream and independent films – including live theatre, music, opera and ballet screenings, and have an adjoining bowling alley.

This latest step means the first work on the £70million development, which was subject to a long planning battle with detailed plans approved in November 2019, could be completed by 2021.

What the cinema screens could look like Picture:  THE LIGHT CINEMA
What the cinema screens could look like Picture: THE LIGHT CINEMA
Babylon bar at another The Light cinema / What the entrance to the new cinema could look like. Pictures: THE LIGHT CINEMA

Daniel Watts and Jayne Gee, directors of Stanway-based Tollgate Partnership Limited, said: ‘We are delighted to have reached agreement with The Light.

‘We have been on the lookout for some time for the right company to work with, that would match our aspirations…”

… visit East Anglian Daily Times for full story and video

Main image: artist’s impression of The Light cinema, which is coming to Tollgate Village leisure and retail park near Colchester Picture: Corstorphine + Wright Architects

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