The first image of a new nine-screen cinema opening in Walsall can be revealed today.
The Vue cinema is coming to the Littleton Centre, which is currently a derelict patch of land next to Walsall’s Tesco store.
It is one of two new cinemas planned for the town. The other is a nine-screen Odeon cinema marked for the Waterfront.
Tom Wilcox of Stourbridge based developer, Cordwell Property Group, said the new development would bring a host of benefits to Walsall.
He said: “The new image is an accurate representation of how the Littleton Centre will look.
“It will be a bright, new contemporary addition to the town’s leisure facilities and is in an ideal position with the required facilities to attract people at all times of the day. It will be an iconic gateway statement to the Town Centre.”
Set to be the premier leisure destination in the ‘western’ quarter of the town, the Littleton Centre will be next to the new Tesco Extra and opposite Walsall College.
The Littleton Centre will feature mew buildings to house the cinema on the first floor, while a selection of cafes and restaurants will be on the ground floor.
An application was submitted to Walsall Council last month and is due to be considered in May and, if approved, work will start on the site within three months with Vue opening in Autumn 2014.