3D digital cinema could come to Torquay in the town’s planned £20 million development.
The six-screen, 900 seat, digital 3-D cinema, to be called the Torquay Light Cinema, will be set up to show blockbusters, as well as opera, theatre, screen festivals, art house and student films. It is part of The Light cinema company, which operates in Europe and is also looking to set up UK cinemas in Cambridgeshire, New Brighton and Merseyside.
John Sullivan, co-founder of The Light, said: “There is a huge appetite for film these days. By adding a spectacular cinema experience based on comfort, style and a great cafÃ© bar, we expect to have massive appeal across all budgets, ages and interests.”
The cinema comes through an agreement with planned developers of Torwood Street, New Riviera Estates, and The Light cinema company.
Peter Tisdale, a director of New Riviera Estates, said: “We are extremely fortunate to have attracted Light Cinemas to Torquay because of the flexibility offered and because this state-of-the-art cinema would help in attracting other quality operators to the immediate area.”
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