Beverley's new cinema has officially opened today and the team have been working through the night to ensure the cinema is ready.
Parkway Cinema has officially opened today bringing a cinema to Beverley.
The six-screen cinema, on the site of the new Flemingate Development, holds 1,000 seats and has brought 30 new jobs to the area.
With a modern, block colour interior the cinema features the latest in sound and projection technology, it will also have a purpose-built stage and theatre specifically designed for live shows and events.
General Manager Cliff Baillie said: "We’ve made it by the skin of our teeth, but with the help of our friends in Beverley we did a 'dress rehearsal' on Wednesday to test that we were ready to open.
"The idea was to test our team, and our technology in full, and we certainly did that! Thanks to the hard work and sheer enthusiasm of our staff we’re pleased to announce we’re now open!"
The soft launch offered the chance to visit the cinema for only 50p per ticket, a strictly limited number were available with a choice of films, and allowed the team and technology to be put through it’s paces.
The first week is due to be dominated by the phenomenon of Star Wars, but there will be a great selection of fantastic films to enjoy. New releases include; family fare from Disney/ Pixar's The Good Dinosaur and Snoopy & Charlie Brown; critically acclaimed films such as The Lady in the Van, Black Mass and Bridge of Spies as well as the latest festive comedy, Christmas with the Coopers.
Mr Baillie added: "This is just the start, with live opera, theatre and ballet in our Event Cinema Season starting in January. We’ll be offering special weekly film screenings which we hope will appeal to a wide and differing audience.
"We hope we have opened a cinema worthy of the East Riding and we look forward to welcoming everyone in the years to come.”
Dominic Gibbons, Managing Director of Wykeland Group added: “We are thrilled to see the opening of the Independent Parkway Cinema for the region. It offers Flemingates' visitors another exciting reason to enjoy the shopping and dining here throughout the day and into the evening.”
Full details of showing times and ticket booking are the Parkway Cinema website now: www.parkwaycinemas.co.uk