Everyman Cinemas, the fast-growing independent boutique cinema operator, is to open its first cinema north of the border in Glasgow’s Princes Square.
Everyman Cinemas, which has 22 other successful sites in England including London’s Canary Wharf, Bristol and Harrogate, has signed a 30 year lease on a 10,000 sq ft unit in Glasgow’s Princes Square, which was named ‘Scotland’s Favourite Building’ by the Royal Institute for Architects in Scotland in 2016.
The new cinema will be located in the large unit previously occupied by Dwell in the centre’s Courtyard next to restaurants D’Arcy’s, Il Pavone and Pizza Express.
The high quality cinema will be made up of three intimate auditoriums, seating 95, 74 and 36 customers respectively and is expected to open in Autumn 2018.
Crispin Lilly CEO of Everyman Cinemas said: “We’re so excited to create something special as part of the Princes Square development in Glasgow. It’s a vibrant city and we are looking forward to delivering something special for the community. Our focus is really on experience, from a fabulous bar and food and drink menu, including lovely wines and hand rolled pizzas, to comfy sofa seating and a great programme of film and events. We aim to make every guest’s visit special no matter what they choose to watch, and make them fall back in love with a night at the cinema.”
Andrew Foulds, Portfolio Director for Redevco (owners of Princes Square), said: “The decision by Everyman Cinema to choose Princes Square as its first location in Scotland is very exciting and will add a new leisure dimension to complement our premium retail and restaurant mix. Princes Square has prided itself on leading the retail and leisure environment in Glasgow’s vibrant city centre for 30 years and brands like Belstaff, Vivienne Westwood, Space NK, Karen Millen and COS already bring a unique retail environment to the city.”
Time Retail Partners acted on behalf of Redevco, with Insight Retail Consulting acting on behalf of Everyman.