New cinema complex almost ready to open

New cinema complex almost ready to open

By Michael Upton | 07/09/2020

New cinema complex almost ready to open


THE OPENING credits will roll for a state-of-the-art new cinema complex later this month.

The finishing touches are being applied to the £8.5 million Savoy, which will feature a six-screen cinema fitted with 4K laser projection and Dolby Atmos immersive sound, and food outlets.

Regular subtitled screenings, parent and baby screenings, a kids’ club and “silver screen” sessions for the over-50s are all planned.

The impressive cinema and leisure complex, which is predicted to create 100 jobs, has been developed and project managed by Doncaster Council and, constructed by contractors Lindum.

The line-up will include live streaming of theatre and concerts, directly from landmark venues including The Royal Opera House.

Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones 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.

James Collington, Savoy managing director, said: “We are delighted to be in the final stages of development of Doncaster’s new state-of-the-art cinema. “The next few weeks will be busy on site as we complete the internal construction in time for our opening this September.

“We are proud to be installing the latest technology throughout, including our Premium Vertex format in screen 1, comprising next-generation 4k laser projection and Dolby Atmos Immersive sound.”