VR gamers with guns. Photo by KWP

The post-COVID LBE VR market re-emerges from lockdown…

The Stinger Report: Reinvesting in the Entertainment Landscape | Part  8 | # 1042 Report Skinny Redefining the new phase of immersive entertainment coverage in The Stinger Report; and in this eighth part (the second of a two-part series) we look at the impact and re-emergence of the VR free-roaming (Arena Scale) business, concluding by looking at the new developments and the next phase of business. Main Report Continuing the coverage of the impact that free-roaming Out-of-Home Entertainment is having on the re-emerging market, and we see that major IP and…

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National Picture Theatre, Hull. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Hull’s National Picture Theatre needs help to bring bomb-hit cinema back to life

A major project to bring a Hull landmark back to life is looking for volunteers to help in the restoration process. The National Picture Theatre on Beverly Road is looking for people to help assist with a project to conserve and repair the building and its heritage features. The derelict Hull cinema was almost destroyed in a 1941 bombing raid and could re-open as an education centre and memorial late next year. It’s thought to be one of only a few examples in the UK of a surviving non-military ruin from…

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Northgate cinema and leisure complex

Somerset cinema and leisure development draws council investment

PLANS to build a cinema and leisure complex in Bridgwater have taken two steps forward this week. Sedgemoor District Council, which owns the site and will be fully funding the scheme, wants Northgate to become a premier attraction for Bridgwater, complete with a seven-screen cinema, four restaurants, a gym and a car park with 111 spaces. Last month the project was awarded £750,000 by the Government to create a cinema led leisure hub and improved open space on the site of the former Northgate Brewery but this week the project took two…

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