Northgate cinema and leisure complex

Somerset cinema and leisure development draws council investment

PLANS to build a cinema and leisure complex in Bridgwater have taken two steps forward this week. Sedgemoor District Council, which owns the site and will be fully funding the scheme, wants Northgate to become a premier attraction for Bridgwater, complete with a seven-screen cinema, four restaurants, a gym and a car park with 111 spaces. Last month the project was awarded £750,000 by the Government to create a cinema led leisure hub and improved open space on the site of the former Northgate Brewery but this week the project took two…

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Estadio Wanda Metropolitano

Long term impact of live sport hiatus revealed in Wanda Sports financials

Wanda Sports Group’s (WSG) Q2 financials highlight a significant decline in revenues on account of “the broad effects of COVID-19 mitigation efforts”. WSG reported a second successive quarter of decreasing revenues, following its disappointing Q1 results which saw a 26% year-on-year (YoY) decline attributed to losses within the Chinese company’s spectator sports and mass participation divisions. COVID-19’s impact on a leading global sports event media and marketing platform so reliant on live sports was always going to be negative. WSG’s Q2 earnings however, exposed just how vulnerable sporting organisations are during global pandemics, and with a global…

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The Stinger Report: Kevin Williams’s view of entertainment opportunities ahead

The Stinger Report: Entertainment’s Next Adventure | Part 4 | #1032 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 look at the new opportunities for those emerging from lockdown – with the missed sales period, it is important to know what new products are in the mix. In this first of our two-part segment, we revisit out 11th Amusement Expo International (AEI) coverage with the needed updates. Main Report…

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