14 March 2018

It's Reel - more cinema plans unveiled

The operator behind Chorley’s new cinema is looking forward to opening in the borough and is unveiling more of its plans to bring the perfect big screen experience to Chorley.

The six-screen cinema will be the first in Chorley for a generation showing the latest releases giving residents something they’ve been asking for a long time.

The cinema will be part of the Chorley Council-owned Market Walk shopping centre extension, which will broaden the appeal of the town to get it a long term future.

KC Suri, who owns Reel Cinemas, said: “We’re really excited to be coming to Chorley because we can see it is an up and coming place with lots of potential.

“The council have been very proactive in pushing the development forward and it will give the town centre a big boost by widening its appeal to include more leisure activities such as the cinema and restaurants.

“It will have the very latest technology, fit for the next generation, and will give the residents of Chorley a cinema showing the latest blockbuster movies right on their doorstep.”

Reel Cinemas is one of the largest independent cinema operators in the country offering a great big screen experience but with competitive ticket prices.

The six screens will vary in size and the way Reel Cinemas looking to fit out the cinema will make it one of the best of its kind in the country.

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council, said: “When we ask people what would bring them into Chorley town centre a cinema is always at the top of that list so it is brilliant that we’ve been able to secure this for the borough.

“The news of the development is helping to kickstart our leisure economy with more restaurants opening and a boom in micro bars, which has seen the launch of a real ale trail, and we are seeing people coming from all over the North West to try it out.

“We are really excited to see work starting on the extension later in the year and we’ll be looking to announce the other new tenants in the coming weeks.”

The council is working on increasing car park capacity before the work starts with the extension of the Cleveland Street car park and the creation of an upper level on the Friday Street car park.