Client: Parkway Cinema
Completed: December 2015
Swindon Interiors were the principal contractor for the fit out of the new Parkway Cinema in Beverley, East Yorkshire.
The cinema has 6 screens and was a new build project, within the Flemingate Shopping Centre.
Parkway Cinemas are an independent cinema company and Parkway Beverley includes a theatre/auditorium stage, for live theatre productions.
There is state-of-the-art sound equipment via Christie Vive Audio and LA2 speakers, the first multiplex in the UK to do so, which means every seat experiences the same volume and subtle detail. The projection equipment is also made by Christie and includes 4K, 3D and a video scaler and A/V processor which means it can project film made in alternative formats. The cinema opened with ‘Star Wars – The Force Awakens’ when audiences were ‘wowed’ by the sound and picture quality. Second, the seats in all screens are the most comfortable of any cinema. Audiences are welcome to take their drinks into the cinema with them, alcohol included, which can be purchased from the café bar; drinks rest in the integral cup-holders. Third, the facility is spacious and easily navigated by wheelchair users and the disabled.
Screen 6 is a full-blown theatre. That means that 5 screens can show movies whilst Screen 6 can convert magically into the most modern, spacious and well-equipped theatre in Beverley – the Parkway or Hayward Theatre. The recent Beverley Blues Festival was able to use the theatre for its headline act with 2 supports, which could each be set up and sound-checked before the evening began and then revealed to the audience by pulling back each set of curtains in turn, minimising turn-around time.
Other areas within the fit-out project included;
- Cinema Entrance
- Concessions/Bar & Café Area
- Hall to Screens
- 6 Auditoriums, including a theatre stage