The Arc Cinema on track to light up Beeston this summer

The Arc Cinema on track to light up Beeston this summer

10/02/21 - Long-term plans to boost Beeston town centre take another step forward with the formal handover of a completed cinema building to the firm which will open it later this year.

The Arc Cinema has now taken possession of the building which forms the entertainment centrepiece of a £50m redevelopment expected to bring more people and more growth to the town.Arc cinema sample image inside with screen and seating area

The project milestone means the eight-screen deluxe cinema is still on track to premiere to the public this summer 2021. 

The Arc Cinema team has now taken over from the main contractor, Bowmer + Kirkland, and begin installation of eight digital laser projectors and screens, state-of-the-art immersive surround sound systems, luxury leather recliner seats, a cafe and bar.

The new development aims to significantly boost the town’s evening economy and create new jobs. It will create at least 150 new jobs, boost footfall and town centre regeneration. 

Councillor Steve Carr, deputy leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, said: 

“We want Beeston to be a destination town and this cinema complex will play a big role in its future prosperity. Not only will it attract more people to the town and create jobs, but it will give people who live in Beeston something to be proud of too.”

Mike Atkinson, Contract Manager for Bowmer + Kirkland, said: 

“Little did we know at the start of this project how challenging the past year would have been, but our team has worked hard to ensure the scheme finished on time. The people of Beeston can look forward to the future with this exciting new leisure development in the town.”

Brian Gilligan of The Arc Cinema, said: 

“The time has come to put our exciting plans into action to bring Beeston’s new cinema to life - and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Beeston’s a great place full of great people and we can’t wait to give them the state-of-the-art cinema they want and deserve.”  

Councillor Greg Marshall from the Project Board added: Councillor Greg Marshall

“As a council, we’re committed to investing in our town centres in a way which helps them to overcome some of the challenges they face and provides new opportunities for all sections of the community. We're really proud to be offering some positive news in these difficult times.

“Alongside the investment in Beeston, we are also pursuing a Towns Fund bid in Stapleford and pushing for significant investment in HS2 at Toton, as well as the Borough’s other town centres.”

 

 


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