Cinema to go into former Belfast’s Debenhams Castlecourt unit

Part of the former Debenhams unit in Belfast’s Castlecourt shopping centre will be turned into a cinema.

Omniplex Cinema Group is one of two new anchor tenants taking over the space, with plans for a nine-screen cinema and a licenced bar.

The construction phase will create up to 80 jobs and once open the cinema will employ 40 people full and part-time.

The group aims for it to be up and running by Christmas 2022.

When Debenhams went into administration, it left a hole in the offering of several Northern Ireland shopping centres.

This is an example of how towns and city centres are shifting away from retail towards “experiences”.

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Main image: Savills NI

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