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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Netflix Reopening The Bay Theater In Caruso’s Palisades Village

Netflix and Caruso are re-opening the legendary Bay Theater in Palisades Village, which was closed during the pandemic. The previous lease holder was Cinépolis, which revived the venue back in 2018. The theater adds another footprint in an awards voter neighborhood for streamer Netflix; which also operates the Paris in NYC and teamed with the American Cinematheque in Hollywood to reopen the historic Egyptian Theater next year. “The Bay is one of those rare places that’s modern but also feels like a throwback experience of your local main street cinema,” said Scott Stuber, head of…

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Cinema to go into former Belfast’s Debenhams Castlecourt unit

Part of the former Debenhams unit in Belfast’s Castlecourt shopping centre will be turned into a cinema. Omniplex Cinema Group is one of two new anchor tenants taking over the space, with plans for a nine-screen cinema and a licenced bar. The construction phase will create up to 80 jobs and once open the cinema will employ 40 people full and part-time. The group aims for it to be up and running by Christmas 2022. When Debenhams went into administration, it left a hole in the offering of several Northern Ireland…

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