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7 April 2012, 07:02
A planning application's been made to build a £4.7m cinema as part of the £150m Trinity Square development.
The new cinema's being planned by Vue cinemas.
The 24,000 sq ft (2,230 sq m) cinema could bring a further 60 jobs to Trinity Square - one of the biggest town centre regeneration schemes outside London.
The development by Spenhill, the regeneration subsidiary of Tesco, is transforming Gateshead town centre with a new town square, 45 retail units, a student village for 993 Northumbria University students, health facilities and a Tesco Extra store.
Geoff Moore, Vue's property director, said:
"We are very excited to be involved in this scheme with Spenhill. The state-of-the-art cinema will be designed to create the most exciting cinema-going experience in the area, with nine digital screens and some with 3D projection systems.
All auditoriums will have stadium seated viewing onto wall to wall screens, with all screens having a selection of wide VIP seats.
The development will deliver to the people of Gateshead one of the most technically advanced cinemas in the UK and form a key part of our development strategy to introduce Vue cinemas into the North East over the next three years."
Vue would be the first major brand to join Trinity Square, which is offering more than 45 new retail units for high street chains, independent shops, food outlets and banks, with kiosks of a few hundred sq ft up to 30,000 sq ft.