Marine Point

Neptune hands over cinema for fit-out

The Light Cinemas will this week take possession of its site at Neptune Developments' Marine Point in New Brighton.

Altrincham-based GF Holdings will now begin the fit-out of the £5.5m eight-screen all digital cinema on schedule for the planned opening in October.

John Sullivan, one of the founding partners of the Light Cinemas, said: "The concept of The Light was born out of wanting to create a unique cinema offering to local communities, tailored to their own requirements. The Light Cinema New Brighton offers an inclusive experience targeting Wirral families, students, professionals and older members of the community. The Light will offer a range of onscreen content including Hollywood blockbusters and international films, broadcasts of 3D movies, live arts and sports programmes, film festival weeks, opera, theatre and concerts. Our key goal is to challenge the limited programming and mediocre customer service which has become associated with the multiplex market."

The Light opened its first cinema in Bucharest in 2008, followed by Halle, Germany in 2009 and there are plans to open three in Romania. The Light will take possession of its second UK multiplex in Cambridgeshire in 2012.

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