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Scarborough Cinema 'Could' Open Christmas 2020

Scarborough Cinema 'Could' Open Christmas 2020

Published by Jon Burke at 6:31am 14th November 2019. (Updated at 9:40am 14th November 2019)

"I would be disappointed if it wasn't open by Christmas [2020], but I'm not promising - and I would be massively disappointed if I wasn't open in 2021 and I can't, at this moment, perceive of any reason why that would be so."

Chief Executive of developer Benchmark Leisure, Roland Duce, has been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio, after revised plans for a multiplex cinema on Scarborough's North Bay were approved by the Borough Council last week.

The plans include a 6-screen cinema, 53 apartments, 5 restaurants and 4 shops, as well as a bar, gym and 59 car parking spaces.

The multiplex has suffered setbacks and delays since 'outline' plamnning permission was first granted in 2015.

Roland has been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Jon Burke about when the cinema could open..





There are 5 comments on this page.

JohnfromScarborough, on 14th November 2019 10:49am
It will be interesting to see which of these oft promised goodies arrives first: two trains an hour to York, the multiplex cinema, redevelopment of the Futurist site or the athletics track at Scarborough College.
Of course,cynics might say -none of the above will ever happen. They might just be right!
zara, on 14th November 2019 12:06pm
wonder when the next request for an unsecured loan will be applied for? This firm are a complete joke, aided and abetted by our local councillors (of all parties)
Fileyman, on 14th November 2019 12:21pm
What's betting that before completion SBC dish out another interest free loan, and then before completion Benchmark call in the liquidators.

And I'm still puzzled about parking arrangements as none are been provided for the general public.
JohnfromScarborough, on 14th November 2019 2:09pm
Fileyman, the committee report for the scheme which was approved last weeks suggests that cinema patrons should park on the Royal Albert Drive. Just the thing for a cold windy evening with a high tide due at the time the film ends!
JohnfromScarborough, on 14th November 2019 2:18pm
Zara, with regard to the timing of a loan request my guess would be that it will come when the firm is forced to accept that potential contractors and sub-contractors will only have dealings with them on the basis of full payment in advance.

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