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'Delighted to be on the home straight', says Savoy chief as opening date announced for Grantham cinema

The managing director of Savoy Cinemas, which is opening its fifth site in Grantham on Friday, July 19, says he is 'delighted to be on the home straight'.

The new multiplex cinema on St Catherine's Road will throw open its doors just in time for Walt Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ - a photorealistic computer animated remake of Disney's animated 1994 film. Savoy says this will start a packed release schedule of blockbusters that are expected to make 2019 the biggest year for cinema since 1970.

The new cinema will accommodate a total of 701 seats across five screens, with state-of-the-art laser projection and immersive sound.

An artist's impression of the new Grantham Savoy cinema. (12079291)
An artist's impression of the new Grantham Savoy cinema. (12079291)

Savoy managing director James Collington said: “We are delighted to be on the home straight of the development of Grantham’s new state-of-the-art cinema. It will be a busy month completing the internal construction of the cinema and installing the latest technology. We are extremely pleased to be including the first Barco Series 4 laser projector in the UK, complemented with Dolby Atmos immersive sound to launch our new Vertex 4K format in screen 1.”

Coun Jacky Smith, chairman of South Kesteven District Council, said: “The new multi-million pound Savoy cinema and leisure complex will provide a huge boost for the town, the regeneration of St Peter’s Hill and the whole of the district.

“It’s just what the town needs and I am delighted that we now have a date to open this magnificent multi-screen cinema which will make such a difference for Grantham and South Kesteven.

“We have a vision for the town and this top quality cinema plays a big part in that vision. It gives me great pleasure for us as a council to deliver it as part of our investment in Grantham, and it’s even better news that the cinema will be open in time for the summer blockbusters, and the school holidays.”

Grantham will be the fifth site in Savoy’s expanding Midlands cinema chain. As well as the latest Hollywood releases, the line-up will include live streaming of theatre and concerts, directly from landmark venues including The Royal Opera House. The cinema will be accessible to all, with regular subtitled screenings, parent and baby screenings, kids club and the immensely popular silver screen, dedicated to cinema guests over 50. Screen hire opportunities for children's parties, conferences or large private bookings will also be available.

Staff recruitment for the site has now begun with the operational role of an assistant manager currently available. To apply visit www.savoygrantham.co.uk. General cinema assistant vacancies will be announced in due course.

For all you need to know about the new Grantham cinema click here.

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