Next Steps for £70m Littlewoods TV and Film Studio

The next steps have been set out to unlock a potential £70m redevelopment of the iconic Littlewoods building in Liverpool, which could create almost 4,000 jobs. The scheme would aim to create one of the UK’s biggest TV and film complexes. The project includes major studios, creative office and new media facilities, and seeks to transform Liverpool into one of Europe’s premier TV and film hubs. The former art-deco HQ of the Littlewoods empire has been vacant for decades and is in a state of severe dilapidation, including fire damage in 2018.…

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The cinemas now hiring out their screens to gamers

Eui Jeong Lee and three of her friends sit in an otherwise empty 200-seat cinema auditorium and play a video game on the giant screen. As Ms Lee blasts her gaming opponents with her wireless controller, the sound whips loudly around the dark room from the numerous cinema speakers. “The sound quality is particularly amazing,” says the 25-year-old student. “The sound of the gunshots is just so vivid, and when something flew directly at me from the screen I even screamed.” Ms Lee and her mates had hired the screen…

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Shanghai to have four new Imax with laser theatres

Imax, along with subsidiary Imax China, has signed an agreement with Hong Kong-based chain Broadway Theatre Company Limited for four new Imax with Laser theaters in Shanghai. Broadway Theatre Company Limited currently operates 52 cinemas and 436 screens across five brands in China, as well as 13 cinemas and over 70 screens in Hong Kong. Eight of Broadway’s top-performing theaters in China currently boast Imax screens. One of the new Broadway Imax theaters will be located in One East, a flagship mixed use property located in downtown Shanghai. All four…

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