CGI artist impression of proposed leisure complex

Colchester: plans submitted for £50M cinema and leisure complex

PLANS for a long-awaited £50 million cinema and leisure complex have been submitted, with work on course to begin on site early next year. Turnstone Estates has submitted a planning application to Colchester Council for its 200,000 sq ft Northern Gateway leisure scheme. Fresh plans for the development include a 12-screen cinema, run by Cineworld and featuring Superscreen and 4DX facilities. There will also be a Hollywood Bowl alley, a Putt Stars indoor golf centre and a climbing facility run by Jump Street. AD Seven restaurant units, revised down from…

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The Stinger Report: the OOH entertainment industry bites back

TSR Newsletter | August 3, 2020 Report Skinny The Stinger Report continues our new chapter in its long history of reporting on the cutting edge in Out-of-Home Entertainment. In this latest part of the series we cover the Virtual Reality Bonanza of investment, Video Amusement’s Continuing Drive to the new normal, The Emergence of eSports, and a new investment opportunity while Gaming’s Ongoing Hold of audience interest continues. We also debate about The New Playing Experience, and what that means for the industry’s future! Main Report Moving from the recent developments,…

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The Membranes play Gorilla, Manchester. Photo - Wikimedia Commons

Two Manchester live music venues saved, to “lift economy”

The founder of Tokyo Industries, which acquired the leases of two popular Manchester venues that would have closed, told Place North West the live music industry will survive because there is no replacement for it, but urged the Government to support the sector following Covid-19.  “You can’t replace live music. You can stream it but it is not the same as being in front of a stage,” Aaron Mellor said. “It is vitally important that Government gets behind hospitality and music venues because, ultimately, we will be the rebirth of the economy.”  Last weekend,…

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