Nottingham City Council has passed plans to make design changes to ‘cinema corner’ near to The Light, a forthcoming nine-screen, 32,000 sq ft multiplex to be housed within the shopping centre.
The plans raise the height of the geometric complex, known as ‘Cinema Corner’ from 15.50 metres to 16.67 metres, and introduce light and dark gold coloured panels with strip lighting along perceived ‘folds’ in the facade.
The Light has signed a 25-year lease with intu and will be positioned alongside shops, restaurants and other leisure units.
Launched in Bucharest, Romania, in 2008, the company describes its concept as a “unique, premium cinema experience offering exciting, highly inclusive venues at the heart of the UK’s town and cities”.
As well as showing big Hollywood blockbusters, its cinemas feature British and international films and support smaller releases through special previews.
Nottingham City Council deputy leader, Councillor Graham Chapman, speaking in 2017 when The Light was announced said: “The new cinema is set to be the cornerstone of a revamped intu Broadmarsh and so this is a significant announcement.
“I welcome this news as it signals progress in the centre’s widely-anticipated redevelopment and fully expect it will help intu to attract many other exciting new tenants.
“We look forward to a new-look intu Broadmarsh and other significant developments reshaping this part of the city, helping to attract more visitors and jobs for local people.”
“The cinema will provide a focal point in the transformation. It will be a family-friendly environment but also a grown-up environment for the evening.
“Having two up-to-date shopping centres will be great for Nottingham. It will give people more reasons to come to the city centre and bring people from further away.”