The highly anticipated opening of the Picturehouse cinema at Chester Northgate has taken a major step towards completion. Contractors have resumed the fit-out of the six-screen cinema and Picturehouse are anticipating opening for business in late autumn.
As part of the run-up to the opening, Picturehouse Cinemas will be sponsoring three months of free ChooseDay Film Club showings in the new Chester Market every Tuesday, which sits under the cinema within the Chester Northgate development.
Each film will be shown on the big screen in the market starting at 7pm. The programme will launch on 8th August with Casino Royale, starring everyone’s favourite Chester local hero Daniel Craig.
The full programme will run weekly until the end of October as follows:
|August 8th||CASINO ROYALE||12A|
|22nd||BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID||PG|
|Sept 5th||WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT||U|
|17th||BACK TO THE FUTURE||PG|
|24th||SCHOOL OF ROCK||PG|
Clare Binns, Managing Director of Picturehouse Cinemas said: “Picturehouse is so delighted to become part of the Chester community this autumn. We can’t wait to bring the Picturehouse experience, and a host of great films from around the world, to Chester.”
Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “The opening of the Picturehouse cinema at Northgate will be a major milestone achieved for the Council; to bring a multi-screen cinema back to the city centre and complement the existing and planned attractions within Chester Northgate. In the meantime, having free ChooseDay Film Club showings sponsored by Picturehouse will be an even greater reason to enjoy the market.”
The free ChooseDay Film Club showings will run alongside the ChooseDay promotion recently announced whereby traders are offering reductions every Tuesday across both food and non-food stalls commencing on August 1st.
In addition, Chester Picturehouse Founder Memberships are on sale now. The first 1,000 customers who purchase an annual Membership for the new cinema will get their names installed in the building, on a specially commissioned Founder Members’ Wall. The Memberships will also include 15 months for the price of 12, from when the cinema opens its doors.
More info: www.picturehouses.com/chester