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.
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…”