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New Scarborough Cinema to Offer 'Luxury Experience'

New Scarborough Cinema to Offer 'Luxury Experience'

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 7:03am 16th January 2017.

There are high hopes for Scarborough's new cinema.

Construction has started on the complex on Scarborough's North Bay and it's hoped the building will be open by Easter next year.

The £18 million development will also have a multi-storey car park and up to 7 restaurants.

Operator 'The Light' has been chosen to run it..

Chief Executive of developer Benchmark Leisure, Roland Duce, said:

"The Light have a more luxurious approach to cinema-going, much more along the lines of the sort of thing I want to do. And they're also not always just mainstream, so they will have historical and classic films being shown and there will be a more luxurious experience than most people are used to when they're going to the cinema.

We're going a long way to moving from the old idea that seaside towns are onlty interesting for four months of the Summer. To add to that, it's terrible at the moment that for a good cinema experience you've got to go to York. We want the people of York, Whitby and Bridlington coming to Scarborough - not going to York".

 

 

 

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Lucylastik, on 16th January 2017 6:17pm
"...We want the people of York, Whitby and Bridlington coming to Scarborough - not going to York".
Well, we didn't *have* to go to York, did we? We had a cinema that just needed upgrading into the 21st century. However the SBC would rather push for 18 million to build a new cinema, when it would have cost less than 4 million to refurbish the Futurist. Now we know why they wouldn't approve it.
This 'Luxury Cinema Experience' is just a byword for 'expensive', if the £18 day tickets to go swimming is anything to go by. I'd love to know how many palms were greased to green stamp these planning permissions.

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