Telford could get two new cinemas

Telford could get two new cinemas after plans were today unveiled for a 10-screen Odeon as the centrepiece of a multi-million pound shopping development in the town centre.

An artist’s impression of how the new Odeon cinema will look in Central Square at the town centre
An artist’s impression of how the new Odeon cinema will look in Central Square at the town centre

Telford could get two new cinemas after plans were today unveiled for a 10-screen Odeon as the centrepiece of a multi-million pound shopping development in the town centre.

Hark Group, owners of Telford Shopping Centre, has released an artist’s impression of ‘Central Square’.

The planned 38,000 square foot development would also include restaurants and shops.

It comes just weeks after Telford & Wrekin Council chiefs announced that an 11-screen Cineworld multiplex cinema would front the £250 million Southwater development nearby.

Odeon bosses have yet to comment on what the new development means for the existing 10-screen cinema at Forgegate.[24link]

Comments for: "Telford could get two new cinemas"

AC

2 cinemas?! Why?!

Watchdog

Doh! Isn't it obvious? Telfordians are awash with spare cash. We're the Henley on Thames of the West Midlands. We need to see all the latest releases - hang the extortionate ticket cost - and the refreshments are so "reasonably and competitively" priced. The existing cinema simply lacks the capacity to accomodate everyone. (Hurrmph) Personally however, I favour the Fighting Cocks in Oakengates retro concept. A little picture house, cheaply priced, showing something I've seen before and you can have a drink!

Drone

Yeah, those artists' impressions are always exactly like it turns out. You'll be hard-pushed to differentiate between Telford and Milan when it's finished, I'm sure.

Oswestrian

21 screens? how much cinema can the people of Telford take?

Barry Parker

as many as they build you can come and watch as you got none now and yes i lived weston rhyn as a kid and used oswestry pics

fred

What a waste of money, I don't use the one that's here now, as its too dear for me.

Chris

Who is going to be able to afford to use these cinemas and shops?

Telfordfan

Bit of competition shouldn't hurt - might bring the ridiculously high price of going to the cinema down a bit. Could also allow some specialist showings of art house and/or classic films - I remember Director's Chair showings with fondness.

Rodney Nosnail

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Competition?

Cartel more like it.

Won't take long for them to be "harmonising" their prices to meet "market expectations".

brian

Somebody has a fantastic imagination. Where are all the customers going to come from

twisting my melon

Shrewsbury , when the county town goes bust and closes down..

Stephen AJGough

Surely this is a good thing, a bit of competition and maybe a chance of getting some different films shown here, cant see the harm in having two cinemas

R Suppards

Oh yes, another dose of "could" and "might" and "possibly" laid before the glazed eyes of those living in the People's Republic of Telford (and similarly in other locations throughout the country).

It's curious how these grandiose schemes never come to fruition. Could it be the expense or the sheer lack of need for such fantasmagorical artist's impressions?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, dada, dada, dada. We've heard it all before. These cloud cuckoo land plans are more of mice and less of men.

Quiet day in the office and drawing room, was it? How about "will" rather than "might" or is that too heavy a sword to wield?

Ham

It’s curious how these grandiose schemes never come to fruition.

Errrm yeh grandiose schemes that never come to fruition, like southwater, lawley, ketley mellenium community,lightmoor, Burrough towns regeneration (madeley, wellington, dawley and okengates eventually) woodside, suttonhill, the town park, and various other projects,

Not to mention works in the pipeline like Hadley centre and manor flats, huge plans for commercial growth in central park, and the continuous growth and regeneration of the town in general. and lets face it brookside is set for an imminent makeover most likely with in 5-10 years

So yeh not much happening at the moment.

Peace

Dan

That means the price of a ticket will be going up even more then

Lynne

WHy did they not broaden their horizons and put us on the map with a Exibition Centre / Arts allery of some sort that can be used by all ages and enjoyed by many.

We could then compete for visitors and bring in an income.

d

we already have one of the largest exhibition centres in the UK which has just had a massive extension or do you just walk around with your eyes closed?!

The original Andy

Yes, but an art gallery would be good.

The original Andy

Good idea Lynne and people would also learn something. We don't need another cinema.

Alex BolokovEvans

Good to know that on dole day, the jobless won't be spoilt for choice...

Mike Oxlong

Welcomes the contribution from the Shrewsbury elite.

Behave Alex, you is a Broseley boy after all.

CJ

For goodness sake why 2 cinemas? I cant go to the cinema as its WAY TOO LOUD but one is enough.

C Parkes

Coming from Birmingham originally we are used to having plenty of cinemas, so is handy having more, though in Brum films start from around 10:00 and not 13:00 like here, so I'd rather at first the current cinema was to improve it's times.