Seat numbers revealed for Northwich ODEON

An artist's impression of the new cinema at Barons Quay, which is due to open in winter 2016.

An artist's impression of the new cinema at Barons Quay, which is due to open in winter 2016.

First published in News Northwich Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

FURTHER details have been revealed of Northwich’s planned ODEON Cinema as excitement mounts among residents.

The five-screen multiplex will seat more than 760 people, with its largest screen holding 271 and its smallest just 80.

The remaining three screens will seat 115, 146 and 152 people.

ODEON was announced as the operator for the cinema last week.

It will form a key part of the £80 million Barons Quay redevelopment, which will also feature an ASDA supermarket and seven restaurants, which are still to be named, as well as cafes, bars, shops, parks, housing and a hotel.

Readers have been reacting to the news on the Guardian’s website northwichguardian.co.uk.

MrT1976 said: “I for one welcome this announcement.

“In my opinion the future is looking great for Northwich at last!

“Having a proper cinema in the town instead of having to travel to Cheshire Oaks/Chester/Warrington/Runcorn etc is brilliant.”

madretailer said: “The cinema is a brilliant addition, and is much needed in Northwich I think.

“I do, however, question the need for another supermarket.

“Many larger towns don't have this many and I hope it doesn't detract from the wonderful improvements being made in the town.”

Daniel18 said: “The difference is that ASDA will be in the town centre, and not on the outskirts like most of the others, which means it is more likely to bring people into the town. T “his means that people will be more likely to visit other shops when they come to do their weekly shop.

“The new Cinema will help build a night time economy in the town centre, something which is currently lacking.

“Once the Cinema opens people will be likely to go into town at night to watch a film and have a nice meal – just like they do at Cheshire Oaks, Crewe and Altrincham.“

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8:13pm Wed 19 Feb 14

47thmoon says...

we had three cinemas in this town under-used and lost so why don't the Odeon learn from past experience and create some scope for live theatre - something else this town has been lacking for years?
we had three cinemas in this town under-used and lost so why don't the Odeon learn from past experience and create some scope for live theatre - something else this town has been lacking for years? 47thmoon
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3:58pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Cymo says...

I'm looking forward to finally being able to go to the cinema again, as long as it is reasonably priced. I just can't be bothered traipsing all the way out to Cheshire Oaks to see a film, so have just been waiting for them to appear on TV. Not the same at all!
I'm looking forward to finally being able to go to the cinema again, as long as it is reasonably priced. I just can't be bothered traipsing all the way out to Cheshire Oaks to see a film, so have just been waiting for them to appear on TV. Not the same at all! Cymo
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1:14pm Mon 24 Feb 14

MatthewB says...

47thmoon wrote:
we had three cinemas in this town under-used and lost so why don't the Odeon learn from past experience and create some scope for live theatre - something else this town has been lacking for years?
People don't seem to want to go out in Northwich.
The Regal used to be full years ago but in the latter years no one used it hence why it had to close.
Lets also not forget there used to be a nice cafe bar at the bottom of winnington hill and also one across the bridge. An Italian resturant and an Indian resturant and they ended up closing too due to lack of people going.

The 'stay at home' culture has to change if these facilities are going to work.
[quote][p][bold]47thmoon[/bold] wrote: we had three cinemas in this town under-used and lost so why don't the Odeon learn from past experience and create some scope for live theatre - something else this town has been lacking for years?[/p][/quote]People don't seem to want to go out in Northwich. The Regal used to be full years ago but in the latter years no one used it hence why it had to close. Lets also not forget there used to be a nice cafe bar at the bottom of winnington hill and also one across the bridge. An Italian resturant and an Indian resturant and they ended up closing too due to lack of people going. The 'stay at home' culture has to change if these facilities are going to work. MatthewB
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11:05am Tue 25 Feb 14

L Byrne says...

MatthewB

On current typical prices in the area; two cinema tickets, two pretty ordinary restaurant meals and a bottle of plonk would cost at least sixty quid.

The 'stay at home culture might just carry on a while longer in Northwich.

On the other hand, the commercial property development geniuses on CWAC Council might be correct in their assumption that shoppers will tumble out of the new ASDA , put their packets of cornflakes and toilet rolls in their car boots and toddle off for an evening at the cinema and a meal afterwards.
MatthewB On current typical prices in the area; two cinema tickets, two pretty ordinary restaurant meals and a bottle of plonk would cost at least sixty quid. The 'stay at home culture might just carry on a while longer in Northwich. On the other hand, the commercial property development geniuses on CWAC Council might be correct in their assumption that shoppers will tumble out of the new ASDA , put their packets of cornflakes and toilet rolls in their car boots and toddle off for an evening at the cinema and a meal afterwards. L Byrne
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