Former New Pavilion Cinema and upcoming Regent Cinema

BAM starts Redcar cinema revamp

BAM Construction has started enabling works ahead of a £9.7m redevelopment of Redcar’s old beachfront picture house. The Regent Cinema, formerly the New Pavilion, has been a Redcar landmark for more than 100 years. Following its closure in 2018, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council developed a plan to rebuild the single screen cinema as a three-screen complex, with auditoria of 95, 54 and 35 seats.(*) The council’s aspiration is to get an independent operator who might occasionally show something other than superhero blockbusters. The two-storey building will feature a glass…

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VOX Cinemas Wafi City

Majid Al Futtaim opens 15-screen Vox Cinemas at Wafi City in Dubai

Spread across two floors, the hybrid cinema and family entertainment centre also consist of a Magic Planet playzone. Dubai-based Majid Al Futtaim has opened a 15-screen Vox Cinemas multiplex in Dubai’s Wafi City, it announced on Sunday. Vox Cinemas Wafi City features the UAE’s first Samsung Onyx screen and includes signature concepts such as KIDS – a dedicated auditorium for young movie lovers; MAX – an auditorium with a mega screen and Dolby Atmos surround sound technology; as well as a reimagined VIP experience with luxury seating and in-seat dining.…

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Co-op Academy Showcase Cinema

Showcase Cinema demolition starts as school plans approved

A 92,000 sq ft secondary school is to be constructed on the site of the former cinema on Hyde Road after Manchester City Council gave the scheme the green light.  The Gorton school is to be operated by the Co-Op Academies’ Trust, which runs 25 education facilities in the North of England.  Contractor Sir Robert McAlpine is to build the 1,200-place facility, designed by Space Architects, and the school is due to open in time for the 2022/23 academic year.  Under plans lodged in January, there is to be a three-storey…

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