Designed to enhance the Plaza experience for guests, the plans include the creation of four new screens for Bluewater’s Showcase Cinema de Lux, as well as three new restaurants, and two new leisure spaces. Work has already begun on-site and is due for completion by Christmas 2017.
As part of its upsize to 17-screens, Showcase Cinema de Lux is adding a large format XPlus auditorium with a supersized screen that will provide crystal clear projection, ultra-sharp image quality, and the brightest 3D experience, as well as a Dolby Atmos™ sound system; the ultimate multidimensional sound experience. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy films in the comfort of new fully electric recliners in every screen.
Commenting on the plans, Russell Loveland, Portfolio Director at Land Securities, co-owner and asset manager of Bluewater, said: “Evolving Bluewater’s offer to provide a day-out experience for guests unavailable elsewhere in the South East is our priority. The upsizing of Showcase, the creation of three further restaurants, and the addition of two new exciting leisure concepts means we will continue to offer something different on every visit.”
Duncan Short, Senior Vice President, US & International Operations, Showcase Cinemas, commented on the new screens: “Across our multinational estate, our core strategy is to offer a fully customisable guest experience. We are committed to leading innovation in the industry, and the expansion and upgrade of our flagship Bluewater Cinema de Lux will further enhance its standing as one of the finest cinemas in the UK.”
CBRE, Time Retail Partners and Shelley Sandzer act for Bluewater. Showcase dealt direct.