Cinema seeks a second screen
Filmgoers could soon have more viewing options as Speciality Cinema has applied to build a second theatre.
An application for a new 55-seat cinema was submitted to the Department of Planning this month.
If approved the theatre will be built on Church Street, where Mailboxes Unlimited is now located.
That company’s lease on the space ends next month.
Access to the planned cinema would be through the same corridor that leads to the current theatre. What is now the front door to Mailboxes Unlimited would be used as a fire exit.
According to the Planning application, the new theatre would feature a smaller screen and fewer seats than the current cinema, but would allow a larger variety of films to be shown and more screenings of popular blockbusters.
The proposal leaves the existing Speciality Cinema facility almost completely untouched and, because film screenings would be staggered, no new staff would be hired.
The site’s bathroom facilities would remain unchanged despite the potential increase in customers. As a result, the number of women’s toilets and wash basins would fall slightly short of the recommended number, the application notes.