New Cinema Opening – Queensgate Shopping Center

It is pretty much old news that Queensgate Shopping Centre will be getting their very own cinema. We have all known for a while, but the secret has been which Cinema brand it will be. Well, today it has been announced that the new cinema will be EMPIRE CINEMA.

The new EMPIRE cinema will boast the biggest screens, ultimate sound and a choice of luxury seating. The luxury seating includes ‘comfort boosting’ double sofas or individual electric recliners.  I can’t think of any other way to enjoy blockbuster movies.

Empire Cinema

Coming to Queensgate Shopping Centre- Empire Cinema

Empire Cinemas currently operates 129 Screens across 14 cinemas in the UK. The company’s vision is to provide a memorable cinema experience. 

It is also the largest independently-owned cinema chain in the UK. With staff who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about film. In 2017 Empire Cinema’s welcomed 4.5 million customers and showed over 400 different movies across their screens.

Coming to Queensgate Shopping Centre- Empire Cinema

What’s on offer

Empire Cinemas’ cater for everybody; from

Empire JNRS – which offers families the chance to see a family favourite every weekend for pocket money prices;

And Empire Seniors – where the over 60s can watch a selection of the best recent and classic films every Wednesday. There will also be tea or coffee and a biscuit to enjoy.

Empire Cinemas also welcome parents with babies through their Empire Parent & Baby screenings. The screenings will be a relaxing environment for parents/guardians to enjoy the latest releases with the lights up and sound down.

In addition to the latest film releases, there will also be a variety of Empire Extra screenings. Customers can experience big stage productions and events on the big screen. Whether it is theatre, opera, ballet, music or sport, customers can sit back and enjoy the experience in high definition. You’re always guaranteed the best seat in the house at a fraction of the theatre ticket price.

Coming to Queensgate Shopping Centre- Empire Cinema

Queensgate refurbishment

The 77,000 sq ft extension of Queensgate will include new leisure space. There is already strong demand from a number of leading restaurant and leisure operators to take space.  The extension will also create 200 jobs once complete. Which will add ten percent to the total number of people employed by Queensgate Shopping Centre.

In addition to signing Empire, River Island is upsizing into a new 11,600 sq ft store at Queensgate.  River Island joins Joules in utilising part of the former BHS.


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