New cinema to bring 30 jobs to Beeston
Broxtowe Borough Council has secured a deal to bring Arc Cinema to Beeston town centre as part of its plans to create a hub of leisure facilities and new homes.
The eight-screen cinema will create around 30 jobs for the town and forms part of the mixed-use development which will include food and drink outlets and 132 new homes.
Negotiations continue on 50% of the commercial units available for food and drink outlets and the sale of the residential site has been agreed.
Councillor Richard Jackson, leader of the Council for Broxtowe Borough Council said: “This is a significant milestone in Beeston’s development which we are excited to announce. After local people told us they wanted a cinema in the town, we have been in negotiations with three leading cinema operators for several months and selected Arc Cinema because of its approach to delivering high-quality screenings tailored to local communities.”
Director for Melcorpo, Brian Gilligan said: “We are delighted to be launching The Arc Cinema in Beeston. The town has a great feel and vibrancy and I’m confident our cinema will complement the successful regeneration of this thriving town centre.
“The Arc Cinema offers customers a premium cinema experience combining 700 supremely comfortable electric recliner seats, cutting-edge technology like laser projection with a friendly, personal atmosphere – all for standard prices. Also, our varied screening programme means that people of all ages can enjoy spending time at Arc Cinema.”
Work is expected to start on the site in August with an anticipated opening date in late 2020. The new cinema will contribute to Beeston’s night time economy, revitalising the town centre and creating a vibrant new hub where people want to spend time.
Councillor Richard Jackson added: “The Arc Cinema will be an asset to Beeston and I’m really pleased the operator has selected the town as one if its locations to launch its UK rollout of 10 sites over the next three years. Our development presents an exciting opportunity for restaurants, bars and cafes looking to expand in the East Midlands.”