First pictures of the new VIP luxury cinema set to open in South Yorkshire

Film buffs will soon be able to catch the latest blockbusters when a boutique cinema opens in Rotherham.
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The Arc Cinema has signed a lease to open an eight screen luxury cinema in Rotherham’s Forge Island, which is due to begin construction in the autumn.

Once completed, Forge Island will become a leisure destination for the town, offering new food and drink outlets, hotel, car park and public space.

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Brian Gilligan, director of Melcorpo, which runs The Arc Cinema, said: “We were delighted to be selected by Rotherham Council and Muse to bring one of our state-of-the-art cinemas to the Forge Island site.

“We would like to express our grateful thanks to them for their support in helping make this possible.

“The large high-specification eight-screen cinema has been specially designed to ensure we become a leisure hub, enabling us to provide a focal point for the people of Rotherham.

“Our customers love the fact that we offer a luxurious VIP experience, but we only charge standard cinema prices, and we think that unique combination is perfectly suited to Rotherham.”

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Councillor Denise Lelliott, Rotherham Council’s cabinet member for jobs and the local economy, said: “This is a significant milestone in Rotherham’s development which we are excited to announce.

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“We can’t wait to see a brand new, state of the art, eight-screen cinema on Forge Island – bringing blockbuster movies back to the town centre for the first time in over 30 years.

“We are delighted to have secured Arc Cinema because of its approach to delivering high- quality screenings tailored to local communities.

"The Arc Cinema will be an asset to Rotherham and I’m really pleased the operator has selected the town as one if its locations to continue its rollout of cinemas across the UK and Yorkshire.”

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