Bolton’s Market Place Shopping Centre have announced that The Light Cinemas, an independent, digital cinema operator will become the official partner to the centre’s forthcoming cinema.
Having successfully obtained planning permission for their proposed nine-screen cinema earlier this year, Market Place Shopping Centre confidently strides into an exciting 2014.
Tim Vaughan, Chief Executive of UK manager group, Moorgarth said: “We’re thrilled to have been given the go-ahead to begin work on Market Place’s new addition, a state-of-the-art cinema.
“A strong partnership with The Light Cinemas will add to the reinvigoration of the centre and provide a unique viewing experience for the people of Bolton and visitors to the centre from further afield.”
Mr Vaughan added: “The addition of a cinema together with a range of very exciting food operators will greatly benefit Market Place and Bolton town centre as a whole.”
Phil Dove, Head of UK Operations for The Light Cinemas, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to create a cinema that is unique to Bolton.
“The Light Cinemas believe that the local community should stand at the helm of our independent cinemas. We’re always keen to work with local suppliers and wish for the community to feel that they own and run the cinema – we’re always happy to hear suggestions from local residents, this is their cinema as much as it is ours.”
Mr Dove said The Light Cinemas recently opened ‘Light on the Wirral’ cinema in New Brighton which surpassed all expectations and quickly became a social hub within the town.
Leader of Bolton Council, Councillor Cliff Morris, said: “We are delighted that The Light Cinema Experience are to be the operator for our new town centre cinema. We were very impressed with their concept and approach to the provision of the cinema and we know they are keen to provide the kind of community facility we are looking for as part of the Market Place scheme.
“This is fantastic news for Bolton and another vote of confidence for the town centre. This new cinema at the heart of Bolton town centre will make a big difference to the town. I want to congratulate Moorgarth for moving forward with this project quickly and getting an operator on board.”
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