Blackpool Odeon Cinema proposals due to go before town hall planners

Plans which could bring the curtain down on Blackpool’s Odeon Cinema are being recommended to get the go ahead when they go before councillors.

The scheme, first revealed in January this year, would see the building at Festival Park on Rigby Road converted to a family entertainment centre. Astringer Capital, which owns Festival Park, says the cinema’s lease is due to run out in June next year and it needs proposals in place to fall back on in case it is not renewed.

If it gets approved, the Odeon could be used in future for any number of leisure uses with activities including bowling, trampolining, crazy golf, arcade games, climbing walls and indoor sports such as tennis or five-a-side football being put forward.

One operator would run the whole venue, even if it contained different leisure opportunities.

Permission is also being sought for external changes to the building including the addition of two food and drink outlets, which has been reduced from four which were initially sought.

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Main image credit: Blackpool Odeon – creative commons 

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