New Doncaster town centre cinema is complete - but coronavirus delays its opening

Doncaster’s new town centre cinema is complete – but its official opening is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Monday, 7th December 2020, 4:03 pm

The Savoy in Sir Nigel Gresley Square is now ready for business, tourism chiefs have announced.

But with cinema openings banned in Tier 3 coronavirus areas, its curtain up will have to wait just a little bit longer.

A spokesman for Visit Doncaster said: “For those of you that may not be aware, the world-class Savoy Doncaster cinema and leisure experience in Doncaster is now complete!

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The new Savoy cinema is ready and raring to go.

"The building has six screens, luxury recliner and rocker seating and the very latest in viewing technology. Sadly, due to the pandemic the opening date has had to be pushed back.”

The cinema was due to open its doors this summer but bosses at the £8.5 million multiplex have had to halt plans because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “The new Savoy cinema complex is looking fantastic and will be another great attraction in our blossoming Civic and Cultural Quarter.

“It will frame Sir Nigel Gresley Square and complement Cast performance venue, the civic office and the new homes that have already gone up. We also have Danum Gallery, Library and Museum and Doncaster University Technology College being built in this quarter with further plans in the pipeline for the Waterdale area.

“When you consider all the other schemes we are delivering in the town centre as part of our ambitious Urban Centre Masterplan, it’s clear to see how we are driving Doncaster forward at pace and helping to transform the whole borough for residents and communities.”