intu Bromley gets go-ahead for five-screen rooftop cinema

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intu Bromley has been given the go-ahead to build a five-screen cinema on its roof.

As News Shopper revealed in March, the centre is planning a £24 million revamp which will also see new restaurants and a garden terrace built in Queen’s Gardens.

This phase of the project will begin in October, ready for a spring 2015 opening.

The centre hopes to have the 220-seat cinema, complete with waiter service, up and running by 2017.

Bromley Council’s development control committee voted in favour of the cinema proposals by nine to two at a meeting on Wednesday night.

Marc Myers, general manager of intu Bromley, said: "We are absolutely delighted that we now have the opportunity to develop our plans.

“Bromley absolutely deserves to have this type of development and it will help support not only the centre but the wider town.

“Other towns and retail locations are gearing up for their own developments and this will help us maintain our place as the destination of choice for our existing and potential customers.”

 

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2:17pm Sat 12 Jul 14

goldenbroomboy says...

I think that a majority opinion would be that Bromley does NOT deserve to be ruined by the building of unrequired cinemas and restaurants.
I think that a majority opinion would be that Bromley does NOT deserve to be ruined by the building of unrequired cinemas and restaurants. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: 14

4:42pm Sat 12 Jul 14

madras says...

Rooftop Cinema? Doesn't it rain a little too often ;-)
Rooftop Cinema? Doesn't it rain a little too often ;-) madras
  • Score: 11

9:06am Sun 13 Jul 14

right-writes says...

madras wrote:
Rooftop Cinema? Doesn't it rain a little too often ;-)
It's going to be a "drive in"!

:)
[quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: Rooftop Cinema? Doesn't it rain a little too often ;-)[/p][/quote]It's going to be a "drive in"! :) right-writes
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9:09am Sun 13 Jul 14

right-writes says...

I seem to remember, maybe because I keep getting caught by muck lorries doing all sorts of manoeuvres during the morning rush, that this is what is being built where the Westmorland Road car park used to be.

But I am sure that...

EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE AMAZING!
I seem to remember, maybe because I keep getting caught by muck lorries doing all sorts of manoeuvres during the morning rush, that this is what is being built where the Westmorland Road car park used to be. But I am sure that... EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE AMAZING! right-writes
  • Score: 6

1:47pm Sun 13 Jul 14

Gazzetta2 says...

Wait 40 yrs for a good cinema and 2 come along at once!
Wait 40 yrs for a good cinema and 2 come along at once! Gazzetta2
  • Score: 14

2:49am Mon 14 Jul 14

Hyper-Deactive says...

So how many parking spaces are going to be lost to cater for the extra visitors who will need parking spaces ?
So how many parking spaces are going to be lost to cater for the extra visitors who will need parking spaces ? Hyper-Deactive
  • Score: 5

1:03am Tue 15 Jul 14

J K Jenkins says...

So there will be the 5 screen cinema in The Glades (sorry, I still can't call it by that other name) and then the cinema down at Bromley South, which is rumoured to be 9 screens.

Bromley Empire isn't going to last too long then, but rightly so I suppose - it's been a poor excuse for a cinema for years now. Most people I know travel to Beckenham, Croydon, Bluewater or Central London now if it means they can avoid the Empire.
So there will be the 5 screen cinema in The Glades (sorry, I still can't call it by that other name) and then the cinema down at Bromley South, which is rumoured to be 9 screens. Bromley Empire isn't going to last too long then, but rightly so I suppose - it's been a poor excuse for a cinema for years now. Most people I know travel to Beckenham, Croydon, Bluewater or Central London now if it means they can avoid the Empire. J K Jenkins
  • Score: 1

9:10am Mon 21 Jul 14

mseven says...

Hyper-Deactive wrote:
So how many parking spaces are going to be lost to cater for the extra visitors who will need parking spaces ?
I think there are 100 spaces going
[quote][p][bold]Hyper-Deactive[/bold] wrote: So how many parking spaces are going to be lost to cater for the extra visitors who will need parking spaces ?[/p][/quote]I think there are 100 spaces going mseven
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9:35am Mon 21 Jul 14

mseven says...

J K Jenkins wrote:
So there will be the 5 screen cinema in The Glades (sorry, I still can't call it by that other name) and then the cinema down at Bromley South, which is rumoured to be 9 screens.

Bromley Empire isn't going to last too long then, but rightly so I suppose - it's been a poor excuse for a cinema for years now. Most people I know travel to Beckenham, Croydon, Bluewater or Central London now if it means they can avoid the Empire.
Cinemas now aren't as popular as the used to be. Movies are now released for home viewing within months of being on in the cinema. A few decades ago you would have to wait about 3 years before it was shown on TV. There is also the fact that now most movies are commissioned because of the actors in them and not for the actual story, comedy movies now feature well known comedians with one joke and the rest is filler story.

It hasn't been called The Glades since around 2009, it was Glades Bromley until they changed it to intu Bromley. When I worked at the centre I got many people asking about where certain restaurants are so restaurants are wanted but most families wanted to know where the food court is because they don't all like the same type of food but want to sit together.
[quote][p][bold]J K Jenkins[/bold] wrote: So there will be the 5 screen cinema in The Glades (sorry, I still can't call it by that other name) and then the cinema down at Bromley South, which is rumoured to be 9 screens. Bromley Empire isn't going to last too long then, but rightly so I suppose - it's been a poor excuse for a cinema for years now. Most people I know travel to Beckenham, Croydon, Bluewater or Central London now if it means they can avoid the Empire.[/p][/quote]Cinemas now aren't as popular as the used to be. Movies are now released for home viewing within months of being on in the cinema. A few decades ago you would have to wait about 3 years before it was shown on TV. There is also the fact that now most movies are commissioned because of the actors in them and not for the actual story, comedy movies now feature well known comedians with one joke and the rest is filler story. It hasn't been called The Glades since around 2009, it was Glades Bromley until they changed it to intu Bromley. When I worked at the centre I got many people asking about where certain restaurants are so restaurants are wanted but most families wanted to know where the food court is because they don't all like the same type of food but want to sit together. mseven
  • Score: 0

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