Council respond to cinema speculation

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Council Statement re. Picturehouse Cinema at Chester Northgate

The Council is monitoring the situation at Cineworld who own the Picturehouse chain of cinemas in the UK.

Picturehouse have already begun the fit-out of their cinema at Chester Northgate, and their Managing Director and senior team recently visited Chester to see progress for themselves.

The Council entered into a legal agreement with Picturehouse in August 2016 for the delivery of a new 6 screen cinema. During the time that the agreement has been in place, Picturehouse was acquired by the Cineworld group.

The Council notes recent speculation in the press regarding the Cineworld group which is headquartered in the USA, and are following the situation closely, whilst remaining in contact with Picturehouse in the UK.

The cinema fit-out works are continuing on site. 

For more details on the Northgate scheme see 

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