The eight-screen cinema will create around 30 new jobs for the town and forms part of the mixed-use development which will include a greater choice of food and drink outlets and 132 new homes.
Negotiations continue on 50 per cent of the commercial units available for food and drink outlets and the sale of the residential site has been agreed.
Councillor Richard Jackson, Leader of the Council for Broxtowe Borough Council said: “This is a significant milestone in Beeston’s development which we are excited to announce. After local people told us they wanted a cinema in the town, we have been in negotiations with three leading cinema operators for several months and selected Arc Cinema because of its approach to delivering high-quality screenings tailored to local communities.”
Arc Cinema will offer a mainstream programming schedule enhanced with live screenings of theatre and ballet. The cinema will also offer shows which are sensory and parent and baby- friendly.
Director for Melcorpo, the owners of The Arc Cinema, Brian Gilligan said: “We are delighted to be launching The Arc Cinema in Beeston. The town has a great feel and vibrancy and I’m confident our cinema will complement the successful regeneration of this thriving town centre.
“The Arc Cinema offers customers a premium cinema experience combining 700 supremely comfortable electric recliner seats, cutting-edge technology like laser projection with a friendly, personal atmosphere – all for standard prices. Also, our varied screening programme means that people of all ages can enjoy spending time at Arc Cinema.”
Work is expected to start on the site in August with an anticipated opening date in late 2020. The new cinema will contribute to Beeston’s night time economy, revitalising the town centre and creating a vibrant new hub where people want to spend time.
Councillor Richard Jackson added: “The Arc Cinema will be an asset to Beeston and I’m really pleased the operator has selected the town as one if its locations to launch its UK rollout of 10 sites over the next three years. Our development presents an exciting opportunity for restaurants, bars and cafes looking to expand in the East Midlands.”
The scheme forms the second phase of a £50 million development which involved the refurbishment of the shopping precinct, new and improved public transport connecting the town to the NET tram network, more retailers, cafes and a gym.