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Ipswich: Vue cinema set to open in Buttermarket Centre in summer 2014

10:02 15 January 2013

An artist impression of what the  Vue cinema in Ipswich could look like

ES 27.9.12

An artist impression of what the Vue cinema in Ipswich could look like ES 27.9.12

A proposed new cinema that is due to be carved out of the Buttermarket centre is on schedule to open by the summer of next year.

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Buttermarket managers Cornerstone expect work to build Vue cinema to start during the summer– and to take about 12 months to complete.

A spokesman for Cornerstone said its architects and engineers were currently working out details of the proposed changes before going out to tender in April.

One of the main issues still to be resolved is the future of the TK Maxx store on the first floor of the centre.

This is due to be demolished in the reshaping of the centre – leaving an open area above the entrance with new restaurants and cafes on either side of the first floor.

TK Maxx has been offered the opportunity to move into what was the ground floor of TJ Hughes, a similar sized space, but this deal has not yet been signed.

Cornerstone remains hopeful the deal will be completed but it is understood that TK Maxx may be looking at other options, including the possibility of moving to a new larger site in the rival Tower Ramparts centre.

Planning permission for the conversion of the Buttermarket centre was granted in September. The £7 million project would create a nine-screen cinema which in turn would provide 100 new jobs.

The Cornerstone spokesman said: “There is nothing to see at the centre yet, but there is an awful lot of working going on behind the scenes which is vital before the tenders are published.

“We’d always planned to be open by summer of 2014, and we are still very much on schedule for that.”

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4 comments

  • Brilliant Idea this! If some people think cineworld is in the central of Ipswich town center then they are not from Ipswich. This will make it easier for people to go and see movies and its right next to the old cattle market bus station.

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    IpswichTownFC4Ever

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • RE.ckirk, need another cinema as the other one is outdated, overpriced and torn seating, having competition could benifit us customers. Could we push this through quickly as we as a town need to attract people back into this town before more shops close?

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    an idea

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • Another waste of money. We have 1 cinema fairly central in ipswich, is that not enough!!!!

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    ckirk2@sky.com

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • Its private money so it dosen't matter if its a "waste". Better not buy myself anything I don't really need might get told im wasteful!!! Please think before you write.

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    mr_tall

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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