Cineworld has opened its 13-screen multiplex cinema within Warrington’s Time Square, the £142m development which also recently saw the completion of first tenant The Botanist.
The main leisure anchor for the mixed-use scheme, Cineworld Warrington hosted the first film showings earlier this week. The cinema also incorporates a Starbucks café and a dedicated Baskin Robbins ice cream counter.
Cineworld neighbours restaurant and bar Botanist’s 10,000 sq ft unit at Time Square, which opened its doors in late November.
Kevin Frost, Cineworld’s UK property director, said: “It is a major milestone to be opening our doors within this dynamic development. As an anchor at Time Square, and a pioneering operator, we look forward to seeing Cineworld shape the new face of leisure in Warrington as a community-led venue.”
Warrington Council’s director of growth, Steve Park, said: “The official launch of Cineworld’s new multiplex – less than two weeks after the opening of The Botanist – is another significant milestone for the Time Square development. Our town centre is now home to a state-of-the-art cinema complex, further boosting Time Square’s credentials as a first-class leisure destination. It’s great news for Warrington.”
Time Square is being delivered by Muse Developments on behalf of Warrington Council.
The wider development is set to include a market hall with capacity for 300 covers and 60 kiosks, including a number of food and beverage operators.
Warrington Council’s 103,000 sq ft office, a 1,160-space carpark, and public realm is included in the development.
Metis Real Estate Advisors acted on behalf of Warrington & Co and Muse Developments. Wareing & Partners represented Cineworld.