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End of an era for Tyneside film stalwarts

Two cinema operators, with more than 80 years experience between them, have been left reeling after being made redundant

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Created on April 22nd, 2014. Last updated on April 22nd, 2014.

The public was able to view plans to restore The Regal and tour the former cinema

Plans to covert a cinema building into office space have been revealed to the public.

Total Security Services (TSS) bought The Regal in Hale End Road, Highams Park, and the neighbouring former Shelz restaurant last year with the intention of creating a new headquarters for its 4,000 staff nationwide.

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Created on April 20th, 2014. Last updated on April 20th, 2014.

Last ditch investment to save Chippenham town’s cinema

The boss of Chippen-ham’s ageing cinema says a £250,000 investment will help stave off the threat of new multiplexes and keep it open.

The Reel Cinema will revert back to its original name The Astoria and has been given a revamped frontage as part of a makeover by new management firm S and K Entertainments.

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Created on April 20th, 2014. Last updated on April 20th, 2014.

First Choice teams with Vue Cinemas for ‘all-inclusive family package’ ticket

First Choice has launched a brand new partnership with Vue Cinemas with the aim of promoting family experiences through the ‘all-inclusive family package’ ticket. MediaCom planned the campaign which sees the deal promoted through a 30 second ad shown before a selection of films aimed at the family audience.

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Created on April 20th, 2014. Last updated on April 20th, 2014.

Cordea Savills buys Leicester Square’s Vue Cinema for £23.46 million

Cordea Savills, the international property investment manager, has purchased the Vue Cinema in London’s Leicester Square for £23.46 million on behalf of a UK pension fund client. The asset is the first to be purchased as part of a new mandate of £100 million to be invested in properties with RPI or fixed rental increases.

The nine-screen cinema, seating 2,500 people, lies in the heart of London’s tourist and leisure industry, the West End. It was rebuilt behind the Art Deco façade in 1993 and is the only true multiplex on Leicester Square.

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Created on April 20th, 2014. Last updated on April 20th, 2014.

Leamington cinema benefits from £500,000 upgrade

A balcony area for disabled patrons will be among the new features of the revamped Vue Cinema in Leamington.

The £500,000 refurbishment on the 83-year-old cinema in Portland Place is due to be complete on Sunday (April 20), with upgrades also including stadium-style seating, leather VIP seats, a concession stand with an integrated Ben & Jerry’s ice cream vendor and improvements to the foyer and concourse area.

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Created on April 20th, 2014. Last updated on April 20th, 2014.

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