Transforming Nuneaton, aerial photo with project outine

Warwickshire: new cinema’s starring role in town centre transformation

Plans to regenerate Nuneaton town centre are on the cusp of a major milestone – deciding who will champion the new cinema, bar and restaurant proposals. The Abbey Street part of the Transforming Nuneaton programme will soon have a developer on-board to move it forward. A shortlist of four potential regeneration companies has now been drawn-up to carry forward the plans, which include getting a new cinema within the former Co-op building as well as creating a new public ‘plaza’ with bars and shops. The successful urban specialist is expected…

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Showcase Cinema site. Photo - Vincent Cole

Manchester: school planned to displace “landmark” multiplex

Bosses at a cinema chain Showcase say they want to open a new ‘state of the art’ theatre in Manchester – after plans for a new school on their current site at Belle Vue were revealed. Council papers published this week show Manchester council wants to buy the site in Gorton – which is understood to have been put up for sale – and use part of the land build a new 1,200 place secondary school. The plan would see controversial proposals for a new school in nearby Nutsford Vale, fiercely opposed by some residents, scrapped. The…

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Arc Cinema, Great Yarmouth

Peterhead’s delayed new cinema is just weeks away

A new five-screen cinema is to open in a north-east town within weeks. The Arc Cinema, at the former Gala Bingo site on Peterhead’s Marischal Street, is scheduled to be finished by the end of April and the cinema chain is now looking to recruit a new manager. The cinema was originally due to open before Christmas last year, but was hit with unexpected delays. Brian Gilligan, from The Arc Cinema, previously said: “Since we announced the opening we have been delighted with the positive and warm response that we…

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