Dream finally comes true as Yate’s new cinema set to screen first movies

March 28 2016

YATE’S long awaited cinema is about to open its doors to movie-goers, with Disney’s new Jungle Book already set to be screened in its first week.

YATE’S long awaited cinema is about to open its doors to movie-goers, with Disney’s new Jungle Book already set to be screened in its first week.
People in the town have pressed for a cinema for many years, saying the population was big enough to support such a facility.
Their dream came true when it was announced a six-screen cinema would be included in the Yate Riverside scheme - an extension of Yate Shopping Centre.
Now the date for its opening has been revealed as Friday, April 29.
The cinema, operated by Cineworld, will have seats for 967 film fans. The company said state-of-the-art screens would give crystal-clear images and a powerful digital sound system.
It has also created 35 local jobs, with a recruitment day held at Yate Leisure Centre leading to the appointment of a number of the staff.
Those recruited include Kate Richardson, 28, of Yate, who has been appointed as a team member.
She said: “I’ve lived in Yate for just over ten years now and am so excited that Cineworld is opening here. I was thrilled to be told that I had got the job.”
Kate said local people had been waiting for a cinema for the town “for a long time” and she was keen to be involved now that it had arrived.
Steve Plank, general manager of the complex, said: “We’re delighted about the opening of Cineworld Yate. We have an exciting line-up of films coming up, such as Captain America: Civil War and X-Men: Apocalypse.”
Until now, anyone from Yate who wanted to go to the cinema would have to travel either to Cribbs Causeway, Longwell Green, Bristol or to the community cinema in Wotton-under- Edge.
Yate Cineworld is at the heart of the £25 million Riverside site, where a number of stores, such as Next and Pets at Home, and restaurants are now trading.
Tickets for the opening films are already on sale. There are also a range of offers for children, discounts for students and deals for Cineworld Unlimited card holders. The cinema will also be available for private venue hire.