June 11, 2019 11.42 am This story is over 53 months old

Opening date set for new Grantham cinema

Just over a month to wait

Savoy Cinemas confirmed the opening date for the new multiplex cinema in Grantham.

The multiplex cinema off St Catherine’s Road will open on Friday, July 19 just in time for the release of The Lion King. There will be a ceremony with ribbon cutting the day before on Thursday, July 18.

It will accommodate 700 seats across five screens with laser projection and immersive sound.

Staff recruitment for the site has now begun with the operational role of assistant manager currently available. General cinema assistant vacancies will be announced here in due course.

Savoy Managing Director James Collington said: “We are delighted to be on the home strait of the development of Grantham’s new state of the art cinema. It will be a busy month completing the internal construction of the cinema and installing the latest technology.

“We are extremely pleased to be including the first Barco Series 4 laser projector in the UK, complemented with Dolby Atmos immersive sound to launch our new Vertex 4K format in screen 1.”

Chairman of South Kesteven District Council, Councillor Jacky Smith, said: “The new multi-million pound Savoy cinema and leisure complex will provide a huge boost for the town, the regeneration of St Peter’s Hill and the whole of the district.

“It’s just what the town needs and I am delighted that we now have a date to open this magnificent multi-screen cinema which will make such a difference for Grantham and South Kesteven.

“We have a vision for the town and this top quality cinema plays a big part in that vision. It gives me great pleasure for us as a council to deliver it as part of our investment in Grantham, and it’s even better news that the cinema will be open in time for the summer blockbusters, and the school holidays.”

Lincolnshire Reporter went to have a look at the progress back in March when South Kesteven District Council handed the keys to the operator, Nottingham-based Savoy.

The new venue also has space for two restaurants on site, but the council said nothing has been confirmed as to who they will be.

The council has also been in talks with the University of Lincoln, who are looking at taking over the upper floor for a possible Innovation Centre with a lecture theatre and offices.

The new build will also be one of the entrances to the new £1.6 million St Peter’s Hill public realm works.