Charter Place redevelopment: Cineworld will run new cinema complex

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The operator of intu Watford has announced Cineworld will run the new IMAX cinema planned as part of the Charter Place redevelopment.

intu said the new Charter Place will have a 40,000sqft cinema multiplex, with approximately 1,500 seats and nine screens, one of which will be an high definition IMAX.

The aging shopping centre is set to be demolished and replaced with a new complex it shops, restaurants and leisure facilities as part of a £100 million regeneration scheme.

Construction is due to start next year with the development due to open in 2017.

Rebecca Ryman, regional director at intu, said: "The signing of Cineworld to Watford as anchor for our development is hugely significant for the town. We will deliver a fantastic new dining, leisure and retail experience which will be the best in the region and the signing of Cineworld is a key part of that."

The Charter Place deal comes after intu signed Cineworld in November to run the cinema in its intu Potteries, in Stoke-on-Trent.

Jenny Lee, property acquisition manager of Cineworld, said: "For Cineworld, key locations are vital to our brand. The exciting plans for intu Watford and the intu Watford extension enable us to bring the Cineworld brand to yet another important location."

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2:31pm Thu 19 Jun 14

E.Coli says...

Will it have a pond
Will it have a pond E.Coli
  • Score: 10

3:12pm Thu 19 Jun 14

JonBoy says...

Bet Vue are happy
Bet Vue are happy JonBoy
  • Score: 4

3:26pm Thu 19 Jun 14

croxley46 says...

E.Coli wrote:
Will it have a pond
And don't forget an expensive bridge as well!
[quote][p][bold]E.Coli[/bold] wrote: Will it have a pond[/p][/quote]And don't forget an expensive bridge as well! croxley46
  • Score: 10

3:33pm Thu 19 Jun 14

TRT says...

croxley46 wrote:
E.Coli wrote:
Will it have a pond
And don't forget an expensive bridge as well!
I dont know about expensive bridge, but I'm willing to bet a popcorn and a drink will set you back more than a tenner.
[quote][p][bold]croxley46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]E.Coli[/bold] wrote: Will it have a pond[/p][/quote]And don't forget an expensive bridge as well![/p][/quote]I dont know about expensive bridge, but I'm willing to bet a popcorn and a drink will set you back more than a tenner. TRT
  • Score: 13

4:03pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Andrew1963 says...

You can use your Tesco Clubcard vouchers to buy cheaper admission to Cineworld. So the more you shop the more you get to spend on food, drink and cinema - Its called making the town centre family friendly.
You can use your Tesco Clubcard vouchers to buy cheaper admission to Cineworld. So the more you shop the more you get to spend on food, drink and cinema - Its called making the town centre family friendly. Andrew1963
  • Score: 0

4:53pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Mad_Hat says...

This is the same Charter Place next to **The Harlequin Centre**, yeah?
This is the same Charter Place next to **The Harlequin Centre**, yeah? Mad_Hat
  • Score: 4

5:50pm Thu 19 Jun 14

yendig2 says...

Glad to see intu have got their priorities right.
Maybe getting some architectural drawings done would be more important if work is due to start in 2017.
A good mate who is a director of a major building company was called to a meeting by intu regarding pricing up the building work. It came to light during the meeting that no architectural drawings exist yet and he is expected to get his quantity surveyors to basically guess the price off artist impressions!!!
Glad to see intu have got their priorities right. Maybe getting some architectural drawings done would be more important if work is due to start in 2017. A good mate who is a director of a major building company was called to a meeting by intu regarding pricing up the building work. It came to light during the meeting that no architectural drawings exist yet and he is expected to get his quantity surveyors to basically guess the price off artist impressions!!! yendig2
  • Score: 6

5:54pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Watfordengineer says...

yendig2 wrote:
Glad to see intu have got their priorities right.
Maybe getting some architectural drawings done would be more important if work is due to start in 2017.
A good mate who is a director of a major building company was called to a meeting by intu regarding pricing up the building work. It came to light during the meeting that no architectural drawings exist yet and he is expected to get his quantity surveyors to basically guess the price off artist impressions!!!
tragically that isn't unusual.
[quote][p][bold]yendig2[/bold] wrote: Glad to see intu have got their priorities right. Maybe getting some architectural drawings done would be more important if work is due to start in 2017. A good mate who is a director of a major building company was called to a meeting by intu regarding pricing up the building work. It came to light during the meeting that no architectural drawings exist yet and he is expected to get his quantity surveyors to basically guess the price off artist impressions!!![/p][/quote]tragically that isn't unusual. Watfordengineer
  • Score: 7

5:58pm Thu 19 Jun 14

TRT says...

Watfordengineer wrote:
yendig2 wrote:
Glad to see intu have got their priorities right.
Maybe getting some architectural drawings done would be more important if work is due to start in 2017.
A good mate who is a director of a major building company was called to a meeting by intu regarding pricing up the building work. It came to light during the meeting that no architectural drawings exist yet and he is expected to get his quantity surveyors to basically guess the price off artist impressions!!!
tragically that isn't unusual.
Ethel the aardvark is the best in the business.
[quote][p][bold]Watfordengineer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yendig2[/bold] wrote: Glad to see intu have got their priorities right. Maybe getting some architectural drawings done would be more important if work is due to start in 2017. A good mate who is a director of a major building company was called to a meeting by intu regarding pricing up the building work. It came to light during the meeting that no architectural drawings exist yet and he is expected to get his quantity surveyors to basically guess the price off artist impressions!!![/p][/quote]tragically that isn't unusual.[/p][/quote]Ethel the aardvark is the best in the business. TRT
  • Score: 5

5:58pm Thu 19 Jun 14

yendig2 says...

Watfordengineer wrote:
yendig2 wrote:
Glad to see intu have got their priorities right.
Maybe getting some architectural drawings done would be more important if work is due to start in 2017.
A good mate who is a director of a major building company was called to a meeting by intu regarding pricing up the building work. It came to light during the meeting that no architectural drawings exist yet and he is expected to get his quantity surveyors to basically guess the price off artist impressions!!!
tragically that isn't unusual.
Maybe but they could not even tell him if it is going to be steel framed or concrete.
[quote][p][bold]Watfordengineer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yendig2[/bold] wrote: Glad to see intu have got their priorities right. Maybe getting some architectural drawings done would be more important if work is due to start in 2017. A good mate who is a director of a major building company was called to a meeting by intu regarding pricing up the building work. It came to light during the meeting that no architectural drawings exist yet and he is expected to get his quantity surveyors to basically guess the price off artist impressions!!![/p][/quote]tragically that isn't unusual.[/p][/quote]Maybe but they could not even tell him if it is going to be steel framed or concrete. yendig2
  • Score: 4

7:28pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Retlas says...

@yendig2

Dorothy will know.

As she will not say whether she is standing for Parliament or not i doubt she'll let on about any Charter Place plans.

Need to know basis!!
@yendig2 Dorothy will know. As she will not say whether she is standing for Parliament or not i doubt she'll let on about any Charter Place plans. Need to know basis!! Retlas
  • Score: 1

10:04pm Thu 19 Jun 14

S/O man says...

yendig2 wrote:
Glad to see intu have got their priorities right.
Maybe getting some architectural drawings done would be more important if work is due to start in 2017.
A good mate who is a director of a major building company was called to a meeting by intu regarding pricing up the building work. It came to light during the meeting that no architectural drawings exist yet and he is expected to get his quantity surveyors to basically guess the price off artist impressions!!!
It does say work will be started next year and open in 2017, not due to start in 2017.
[quote][p][bold]yendig2[/bold] wrote: Glad to see intu have got their priorities right. Maybe getting some architectural drawings done would be more important if work is due to start in 2017. A good mate who is a director of a major building company was called to a meeting by intu regarding pricing up the building work. It came to light during the meeting that no architectural drawings exist yet and he is expected to get his quantity surveyors to basically guess the price off artist impressions!!![/p][/quote]It does say work will be started next year and open in 2017, not due to start in 2017. S/O man
  • Score: 0

4:21pm Fri 20 Jun 14

CaptainPC says...

I hope they show filthy **** films.......
I hope they show filthy **** films....... CaptainPC
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