CGI of Beeston Square development

Notts: next plans published for mixed use scheme with cinema

Plans for the second phase of the redevelopment of Beeston town centre have been revealed. Architects Leonard Design have submitted plans for a mixed-use scheme including 132 apartments with commercial units on the ground floor that could be used for retail, offices, resturants or bars or leisure use. Monk Estates and William May are the joint developers on the scheme, which is the second phase of the regeneration of Beeston Square. Early last year, Broxtowe Borough Council secured a deal to bring Arc Cinema to Beeston town centre as part…

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Former BHS store, Torquay (photo by Andy Styles)

Work begins to replace Torquay department store with new cinema

The boss of Merlin Cinemas has today revealed that work has started on the creation of one of Devon’s biggest multiplex in the former BHS store in Torquay. Merlin Cinemas founder Geoff Greaves has confirmed that he hopes some screens will be open ‘before the summer’. Planning permission for the new 13-screen cinema was approved last August – making it the biggest multiplex in Devon. It will mean the closure of Torquay’s only cinema, the old and dilapidated four-screen Central Cinema in Abbey Road, which is expected to be redeveloped. Last year the…

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Detective Chinatown 3

Why UK cinemas should book ‘Detective Chinatown 3’

Wanda’s Detective Chinatown 3 is scheduled to release on Jan 24 in the UK, by Trinity CineAsia. 2019 set a new record in global cinema box-office by reaching £32bn. China’s box-office increased 5.4% to £7bn and the total in the UK  was £1.25bn. As the UK Cinema Association comments, “2019 was another exceptional year for the UK cinema sector, with admissions at their second highest level in 50 years and box-office breaking the billion barrier for the third year running.” The UK’s openness toward other cultures enables it to have…

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