New cinema complex coming to Doncaster
Partners involved in the creation of Doncaster’s new world-class cinema and leisure complex have taken part in a preview ahead of its opening in the coming weeks.
The £8.5m Savoy six-screen cinema and leisure complex is scheduled to open its doors to the public in mid-September.
It will be the sixth location in Savoy’s expanding cinema chain.
The development has been managed by Doncaster Council.
In addition to the latest releases, the facility will showcase theatre productions and concerts from landmark venues including The Royal Opera House.
The cinema will be accessible to all, with regular subtitled screenings, parent and baby screenings, a kids club and the immensely popular silver screen, dedicated to cinema guests over 50.
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said:
“The new Savoy cinema complex is looking fantastic and will be another great attraction in our blossoming Civic and Cultural Quarter.
“It will frame Sir Nigel Gresley Square and complement Cast performance venue, the civic office and the new homes that have already gone up. We also have Danum Gallery, Library and Museum and Doncaster University Technology College being built in this quarter with further plans in the pipeline for the Waterdale area.
“When you consider all the other schemes we are delivering in the town centre as part of our ambitious Urban Centre Masterplan, it’s clear to see how we are driving Doncaster forward at pace and helping to transform the whole borough for residents and communities.”
James Collington, Savoy Managing Director, said:
“We are delighted to be in the final stages of development of Doncaster’s new state of the art cinema. The next few weeks will be busy on site as we complete the internal construction in time for our opening this September.
“We are proud to be installing the latest technology throughout, including our Premium Vertex format in screen 1, comprising next-generation 4k laser projection and Dolby Atmos Immersive sound.”
Once complete, the site will create more than 100 jobs and bring new business rate income into the borough.