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Eltham’s future Vue cinema construction pushing forward

Eltham’s planned cinema is taking shape on the High Street with its concrete frame now rising and visible above hoardings.

The total cost will come in at £20.8 million, will include six screens and be operated by Vue.

 

Once complete it’ll have a Nandos and Pizza Express as well as a sky bar along the lines of Picturehouse in Greenwich.

The cinema is an attempt by Greenwich Council to rejuvenate the High Street which recently saw the departure of Debenhams.

Over £6 million was recently spent on changes to the High Street, funded mainly from TfL’s Local Implementation Plan’s Major Scheme fund.

Though the range of shops has somewhat declined, the hope is a cinema will increase shopper numbers to offer a boost to existing business and shops.

And of course boost the evening economy. Eltham has seen a number of good pubs open in recent years including micro pub The Long Pond and The Eltham GPO .

Whilst on the High Street I popped into Ziyafet restaurant near the site. I really would recommend it. Lovely staff too.

 

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4 Comments

  1. john webb

    ..do people go to the cinema and then shopping? Do you?

  2. Dan S

    I for one think this is a great idea, bringing something new to Eltham’s nightlife, creating jobs and providing somewhere to meet. Appreciate that construction and material costs have increased since the project was originally planned. However, I think that on balance this will be good for Eltham and the borough.

  3. CDT

    I agree Dan S, We need to make our Town Centres places where people can go to in the evenings and not just in the day times. I believe the new cinema will be good for Eltham.

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