Nottingham-based cinema company Savoy has been named as the chosen operator for a new multi-million pound leisure complex in Grantham.
The new cinema on St Catherine’s Rad is expected to be completed in early 2019 and work will begin in the New Year.
Five screens and a variety of restaurants will be included in the complex, which has been predicted to give a huge boost for the town and the regeneration of St Peter’s Hill.
It will accommodate a total of 650 seats with a variety of screen sizes and will show major blockbusters, live-streamed events and even opera and drama from the National Theatre.
The Grantham Savoy will be the chain’s fifth cinema. A sixth is also due to open in Doncaster in the coming months.
South Kesteven District Councillor Jacky Smith, the Cabinet Member for major projects, said: “I am delighted to confirm that Nottingham-based Savoy will be our cinema operator and act as an anchor tenant to attract others.
“Our new complex is set to be a fantastic asset for Grantham and the surrounding area and a real boost to Grantham town centre.”
James Collington, Savoy Managing Director, who signed the deal with SKDC said: “Grantham has huge potential and we have been extremely keen to open a cinema here for some time.
“We anticipate welcoming around 250,000 people through the doors every year, many of whom will visit the town centre.”