Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Cineworld confirmed for new Yate Riverside cinema, opening late 2015

Cineworld have been confirmed as the main tenant for the new cinema and retail development, which will be called Yate Riverside. The main construction work will start early next year, aiming for the cinema to be ready late in the year, ready for Xmas.

Councillor Ruth Davis, a member of the Focus Team that has been fighting for a cinema in Yate for well over 10 years, expressed her delight that things are now happening: “Many previous shopping centre owners have told me they will try to get a cinema but nothing has ever come of it. Today Yate Shopping Centre's owners Crestbridge are delivering and I know that local councillors and residents are absolutely thrilled that things are moving forward"

“With the proposed expansion in housing, Yate needs to be a centre on its own and not reliant on Bristol and other shopping centres. Crestbridge promised us that high street names will come to Yate and we already have some, with others to follow. It is these shops that will draw in visitors to enable the smaller independent traders to succeed and make Yate a thriving centre.”

Steve Webb MP welcomed the news and said: “I’m delighted that the plans for the cinema complex have taken another step forward. After years of campaigning we are nearing the finishing line, and I look forward to joining other local residents in seeing films locally, hopefully by the end of next year”.

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