Special night as cinema comes to Yate

May 03 2016

It was the night people had been waiting decades for, and for a lucky few there was a sneak preview of what Cineworld Yate is offering before the doors opened to the general public.

Yate Cineworld

It was the night people had been waiting decades for, and for a lucky few there was a sneak preview of what Cineworld Yate is offering before the doors opened to the general public.
A special gala night heralded the start of screenings at the Riverside development, with those invited able to enjoy canapés and a drink in the foyer before being ushered into screen 6.
Instead of adverts and trailers, there were a few brief speeches before Yate’s mayor, councillor Tony Davis cut a reel of film to declare the cinema open.  For those not at the screening of Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, the doors opened just a few hours later at midnight for Captain America.
Matt Eyre, Cineworld Senior Vice President of Operations, was at the event and told the Voice:  “I think it’s a fantastic location, I think it’s a great little cinema for a lovely little town.  I think it will do very well for us”.
Steve Plank, the cinema’s General Manager admitted to a few big night nerves, but was looking forward to getting the cinema operational: “It’s a brand new build, she’s a premium design, it’s a real honour and privilege to be part of this and be the first general manager and head up this cinema, especially within a community that’s so supportive”.