Showcase Cinema de Lux will be part of the Watermark WestQuay development

Showcase Cinema de Lux will be part of the £70m Watermark WestQuay leisure complex

Showcase Cinema de Lux will be part of the £70m Watermark WestQuay leisure complex

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author Exclusive by , Political reporter

THE Daily Echo can today reveal the luxury cinema chain that has signed up to become part of Southampton's £70million city centre development.

National Amusements has sealed a deal which will see a plush Showcase Cinema de Lux built at Watermark WestQuay.

The first of its kind in the south, it will boast 10 screens, 3D screens and the latest in digital surround sound, and will create 150 new jobs.

Daily Echo:

The Showcase Cinema de Lux lounge

It will also offer a full service bar with a range of hot food for cinema-goers to tuck in to.

As reported by the Daily Echo, the derelict site next to the WestQuay Shopping Centre will be transformed into a complex boasting the cinema, up to 20 restaurants and bars and a stunning new public piazza after planning permission was granted.

Construction work is expected to start at the end of the year, and work on the leisure complex could be completed by the end of 2016.

The complex is expected to create 500 jobs, as well as up to 500 construction jobs.

Work on a second phase of development could begin within 18 months of the first phase being completed.

That would see a hotel, retail and office space, an underground car park and a residential tower up to 27 storeys high built there.

Developer Hammerson is negotiating with a number of restaurant names, including Jamie's Italian, Wahaca and Byron, but has now clinched the deal to provide the south's first Showcase Cinema de Lux.

National Amusements president Shari E Redstone said: “We are thrilled to introduce Showcase Cinema de Lux to Southampton and to partner with Hammerson on this new project.

“The superior entertainment experience Showcase Cinema de Lux offers is one you can't find elsewhere, and the exciting plans for Watermark WestQuay will make this location very popular with cinema-goers.”

Daily Echo:

The cinema's entrance hall

City council deputy leader Stephen Barnes-Andrews said: “Watermark WestQuay will invigorate the leisure economy within Southampton, in particular the night time economy.

“As well as providing a fabulous new facility for the city, residents and visitors alike, Watermark WestQuay will also bring hundreds of new jobs.

“I am pleased to hear that the new cinema operator will also be a first on the south coast, once again proving that Southampton is the place to be; the south coast city of choice.”

The new cinema will be just metres from the Odeon cinema in West Quay Road.

A spokesman for Odeon said: “Odeon is committed to maintaining its place in the Southampton area and we remain focused on serving local film fans with a selection of the best films and alternative content for years to come.”

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7:51am Fri 1 Aug 14

saintsfan76 says...

De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive.
De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive. saintsfan76
  • Score: 14

7:55am Fri 1 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

saintsfan76 wrote:
De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive.
if you have looked at their prices, not expensive at all but a nice environment and quality set up if the Bristol one is anything to go by.

The Odeon wont be around much longer - leisure world - empty white elephant, failed bars and nightclubs and aggressive parking company...
[quote][p][bold]saintsfan76[/bold] wrote: De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive.[/p][/quote]if you have looked at their prices, not expensive at all but a nice environment and quality set up if the Bristol one is anything to go by. The Odeon wont be around much longer - leisure world - empty white elephant, failed bars and nightclubs and aggressive parking company... elvisimo
  • Score: 11

8:16am Fri 1 Aug 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

elvisimo wrote:
saintsfan76 wrote:
De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive.
if you have looked at their prices, not expensive at all but a nice environment and quality set up if the Bristol one is anything to go by.

The Odeon wont be around much longer - leisure world - empty white elephant, failed bars and nightclubs and aggressive parking company...
leisure world and all the other tin shack outlets should be knocked down.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsfan76[/bold] wrote: De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive.[/p][/quote]if you have looked at their prices, not expensive at all but a nice environment and quality set up if the Bristol one is anything to go by. The Odeon wont be around much longer - leisure world - empty white elephant, failed bars and nightclubs and aggressive parking company...[/p][/quote]leisure world and all the other tin shack outlets should be knocked down. SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: 16

8:19am Fri 1 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

SNUGGLES 78 wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
saintsfan76 wrote:
De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive.
if you have looked at their prices, not expensive at all but a nice environment and quality set up if the Bristol one is anything to go by.

The Odeon wont be around much longer - leisure world - empty white elephant, failed bars and nightclubs and aggressive parking company...
leisure world and all the other tin shack outlets should be knocked down.
guess it will be - they worked in the 90's but no longer fit for purpose - the idea of mixed people on the p iss with families going to the cinema is not very clever.
[quote][p][bold]SNUGGLES 78[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsfan76[/bold] wrote: De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive.[/p][/quote]if you have looked at their prices, not expensive at all but a nice environment and quality set up if the Bristol one is anything to go by. The Odeon wont be around much longer - leisure world - empty white elephant, failed bars and nightclubs and aggressive parking company...[/p][/quote]leisure world and all the other tin shack outlets should be knocked down.[/p][/quote]guess it will be - they worked in the 90's but no longer fit for purpose - the idea of mixed people on the p iss with families going to the cinema is not very clever. elvisimo
  • Score: 19

9:17am Fri 1 Aug 14

westhantsboy says...

Snow dome and ice rink at Leisureworld please?
Snow dome and ice rink at Leisureworld please? westhantsboy
  • Score: 30

9:27am Fri 1 Aug 14

From the sidelines says...

saintsfan76 wrote:
De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive.
One hopes so. Keep the riff-raff away.
[quote][p][bold]saintsfan76[/bold] wrote: De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive.[/p][/quote]One hopes so. Keep the riff-raff away. From the sidelines
  • Score: 5

9:43am Fri 1 Aug 14

allsaintsnocurves says...

SNUGGLES 78 wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
saintsfan76 wrote:
De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive.
if you have looked at their prices, not expensive at all but a nice environment and quality set up if the Bristol one is anything to go by.

The Odeon wont be around much longer - leisure world - empty white elephant, failed bars and nightclubs and aggressive parking company...
leisure world and all the other tin shack outlets should be knocked down.
I doubt it will when the 1000 room student halls of residence opens by the Mayflower. What's happening with the pub that was on the corner of Leisure world opposite the cinema? That's been shut for years.
[quote][p][bold]SNUGGLES 78[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsfan76[/bold] wrote: De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive.[/p][/quote]if you have looked at their prices, not expensive at all but a nice environment and quality set up if the Bristol one is anything to go by. The Odeon wont be around much longer - leisure world - empty white elephant, failed bars and nightclubs and aggressive parking company...[/p][/quote]leisure world and all the other tin shack outlets should be knocked down.[/p][/quote]I doubt it will when the 1000 room student halls of residence opens by the Mayflower. What's happening with the pub that was on the corner of Leisure world opposite the cinema? That's been shut for years. allsaintsnocurves
  • Score: 4

10:13am Fri 1 Aug 14

Saints n Winners says...

allsaintsnocurves wrote:
SNUGGLES 78 wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
saintsfan76 wrote:
De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive.
if you have looked at their prices, not expensive at all but a nice environment and quality set up if the Bristol one is anything to go by.

The Odeon wont be around much longer - leisure world - empty white elephant, failed bars and nightclubs and aggressive parking company...
leisure world and all the other tin shack outlets should be knocked down.
I doubt it will when the 1000 room student halls of residence opens by the Mayflower. What's happening with the pub that was on the corner of Leisure world opposite the cinema? That's been shut for years.
Just what we need. Another Cinema.
[quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SNUGGLES 78[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsfan76[/bold] wrote: De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive.[/p][/quote]if you have looked at their prices, not expensive at all but a nice environment and quality set up if the Bristol one is anything to go by. The Odeon wont be around much longer - leisure world - empty white elephant, failed bars and nightclubs and aggressive parking company...[/p][/quote]leisure world and all the other tin shack outlets should be knocked down.[/p][/quote]I doubt it will when the 1000 room student halls of residence opens by the Mayflower. What's happening with the pub that was on the corner of Leisure world opposite the cinema? That's been shut for years.[/p][/quote]Just what we need. Another Cinema. Saints n Winners
  • Score: 8

12:21pm Fri 1 Aug 14

southy says...

One new one will open another will close.
One new one will open another will close. southy
  • Score: 4

12:58pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Oliverm says...

Great news for Southampton.
Great news for Southampton. Oliverm
  • Score: 3

3:09pm Fri 1 Aug 14

03alpe01 says...

Goodo. Hopefully that will now be the end of Cineworld. Can't see this being a family cinema though...
Goodo. Hopefully that will now be the end of Cineworld. Can't see this being a family cinema though... 03alpe01
  • Score: -7

3:51pm Fri 1 Aug 14

sarfhamton says...

Can we have an ice rink instead?
Can we have an ice rink instead? sarfhamton
  • Score: 13

5:11pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Tallship says...

Saints n Winners wrote:
allsaintsnocurves wrote:
SNUGGLES 78 wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
saintsfan76 wrote:
De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive.
if you have looked at their prices, not expensive at all but a nice environment and quality set up if the Bristol one is anything to go by.

The Odeon wont be around much longer - leisure world - empty white elephant, failed bars and nightclubs and aggressive parking company...
leisure world and all the other tin shack outlets should be knocked down.
I doubt it will when the 1000 room student halls of residence opens by the Mayflower. What's happening with the pub that was on the corner of Leisure world opposite the cinema? That's been shut for years.
Just what we need. Another Cinema.
Does Southampton need another cinema? There three cinemas in Southampton Odeon, Cineworld and Harbour Lights are never fully booked so why another. What we really need is a leisure venue like a ice rink or bowling alley.
[quote][p][bold]Saints n Winners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SNUGGLES 78[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsfan76[/bold] wrote: De Lux cinema with De Lux prices by the look of things. Mind you with Odeon up the road they will have to keep a competitive edge. When you add in popcorn drinks etc a family trip to the cinema becomes very expensive.[/p][/quote]if you have looked at their prices, not expensive at all but a nice environment and quality set up if the Bristol one is anything to go by. The Odeon wont be around much longer - leisure world - empty white elephant, failed bars and nightclubs and aggressive parking company...[/p][/quote]leisure world and all the other tin shack outlets should be knocked down.[/p][/quote]I doubt it will when the 1000 room student halls of residence opens by the Mayflower. What's happening with the pub that was on the corner of Leisure world opposite the cinema? That's been shut for years.[/p][/quote]Just what we need. Another Cinema.[/p][/quote]Does Southampton need another cinema? There three cinemas in Southampton Odeon, Cineworld and Harbour Lights are never fully booked so why another. What we really need is a leisure venue like a ice rink or bowling alley. Tallship
  • Score: 6

6:51pm Fri 1 Aug 14

loosehead says...

I hope people realise Leisure World comes under West Quay?
Rumours have been around for a while this site is going.
I hope people realise Leisure World comes under West Quay? Rumours have been around for a while this site is going. loosehead
  • Score: -1

6:54pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Solent Soul says...

Leisure world only had a short life span due to its build construction, it must have been there a while now, although I can't remember when it was built? I can imagine it being returned to docks/cruise ship land when it gets sold off though..
Leisure world only had a short life span due to its build construction, it must have been there a while now, although I can't remember when it was built? I can imagine it being returned to docks/cruise ship land when it gets sold off though.. Solent Soul
  • Score: 2

7:44pm Fri 1 Aug 14

03alpe01 says...

The cinema in Leisure World might close, but the rest of it I'm not too sure about. I personally can't see Oceana closing down any time soon. Too many students use it.

Cinema attendances in general are falling. Things such as Netflix, Sky Movies and illegal download sites are becoming more and more easier to access and thus cinema attendances are dropping. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a sold out cinema!

If this site were to close, nothing exciting like an ice rink or snow dome would be put there. Instead it will either be flats, student flats, or be sold to the docks.
The cinema in Leisure World might close, but the rest of it I'm not too sure about. I personally can't see Oceana closing down any time soon. Too many students use it. Cinema attendances in general are falling. Things such as Netflix, Sky Movies and illegal download sites are becoming more and more easier to access and thus cinema attendances are dropping. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a sold out cinema! If this site were to close, nothing exciting like an ice rink or snow dome would be put there. Instead it will either be flats, student flats, or be sold to the docks. 03alpe01
  • Score: 0

9:20pm Fri 1 Aug 14

loosehead says...

03alpe01 wrote:
The cinema in Leisure World might close, but the rest of it I'm not too sure about. I personally can't see Oceana closing down any time soon. Too many students use it.

Cinema attendances in general are falling. Things such as Netflix, Sky Movies and illegal download sites are becoming more and more easier to access and thus cinema attendances are dropping. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a sold out cinema!

If this site were to close, nothing exciting like an ice rink or snow dome would be put there. Instead it will either be flats, student flats, or be sold to the docks.
We used to go but when it went up to £7 a person my wife refused to pay that much money as in Thailand she pays 200 bht & all depending on the strength of the pound that's between £1-£2. so she thinks it's a rip of in Leisure World.
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: The cinema in Leisure World might close, but the rest of it I'm not too sure about. I personally can't see Oceana closing down any time soon. Too many students use it. Cinema attendances in general are falling. Things such as Netflix, Sky Movies and illegal download sites are becoming more and more easier to access and thus cinema attendances are dropping. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a sold out cinema! If this site were to close, nothing exciting like an ice rink or snow dome would be put there. Instead it will either be flats, student flats, or be sold to the docks.[/p][/quote]We used to go but when it went up to £7 a person my wife refused to pay that much money as in Thailand she pays 200 bht & all depending on the strength of the pound that's between £1-£2. so she thinks it's a rip of in Leisure World. loosehead
  • Score: 0

9:37pm Fri 1 Aug 14

03alpe01 says...

loosehead wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
The cinema in Leisure World might close, but the rest of it I'm not too sure about. I personally can't see Oceana closing down any time soon. Too many students use it.

Cinema attendances in general are falling. Things such as Netflix, Sky Movies and illegal download sites are becoming more and more easier to access and thus cinema attendances are dropping. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a sold out cinema!

If this site were to close, nothing exciting like an ice rink or snow dome would be put there. Instead it will either be flats, student flats, or be sold to the docks.
We used to go but when it went up to £7 a person my wife refused to pay that much money as in Thailand she pays 200 bht & all depending on the strength of the pound that's between £1-£2. so she thinks it's a rip of in Leisure World.
well she won't like this new place then!
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: The cinema in Leisure World might close, but the rest of it I'm not too sure about. I personally can't see Oceana closing down any time soon. Too many students use it. Cinema attendances in general are falling. Things such as Netflix, Sky Movies and illegal download sites are becoming more and more easier to access and thus cinema attendances are dropping. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a sold out cinema! If this site were to close, nothing exciting like an ice rink or snow dome would be put there. Instead it will either be flats, student flats, or be sold to the docks.[/p][/quote]We used to go but when it went up to £7 a person my wife refused to pay that much money as in Thailand she pays 200 bht & all depending on the strength of the pound that's between £1-£2. so she thinks it's a rip of in Leisure World.[/p][/quote]well she won't like this new place then! 03alpe01
  • Score: 1

11:30pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Stubs says...

Probably another coffee shop as well.
Probably another coffee shop as well. Stubs
  • Score: 2

2:04am Sat 2 Aug 14

Dave Of The South says...

Don't forget that Whiteley will have a new cinema by mid 2015 that's just up the M27. Leisure world & Odeon looks like a giant London Underground station that's passed its prime. New cinema looks OTT posh wise & I suspect will open up to a posher audience, but will fail coz of its high prices. Then be turned into a 99p shop as Southampton city centre becomes a ghetto once again.
Don't forget that Whiteley will have a new cinema by mid 2015 that's just up the M27. Leisure world & Odeon looks like a giant London Underground station that's passed its prime. New cinema looks OTT posh wise & I suspect will open up to a posher audience, but will fail coz of its high prices. Then be turned into a 99p shop as Southampton city centre becomes a ghetto once again. Dave Of The South
  • Score: -3

9:57am Sat 2 Aug 14

miltonarcher says...

loosehead wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
The cinema in Leisure World might close, but the rest of it I'm not too sure about. I personally can't see Oceana closing down any time soon. Too many students use it.

Cinema attendances in general are falling. Things such as Netflix, Sky Movies and illegal download sites are becoming more and more easier to access and thus cinema attendances are dropping. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a sold out cinema!

If this site were to close, nothing exciting like an ice rink or snow dome would be put there. Instead it will either be flats, student flats, or be sold to the docks.
We used to go but when it went up to £7 a person my wife refused to pay that much money as in Thailand she pays 200 bht & all depending on the strength of the pound that's between £1-£2. so she thinks it's a rip of in Leisure World.
Yeah but when you factor in the cost of the flight to Thailand, cheaper to go to Leisure World
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: The cinema in Leisure World might close, but the rest of it I'm not too sure about. I personally can't see Oceana closing down any time soon. Too many students use it. Cinema attendances in general are falling. Things such as Netflix, Sky Movies and illegal download sites are becoming more and more easier to access and thus cinema attendances are dropping. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a sold out cinema! If this site were to close, nothing exciting like an ice rink or snow dome would be put there. Instead it will either be flats, student flats, or be sold to the docks.[/p][/quote]We used to go but when it went up to £7 a person my wife refused to pay that much money as in Thailand she pays 200 bht & all depending on the strength of the pound that's between £1-£2. so she thinks it's a rip of in Leisure World.[/p][/quote]Yeah but when you factor in the cost of the flight to Thailand, cheaper to go to Leisure World miltonarcher
  • Score: 3

1:53pm Sat 2 Aug 14

loosehead says...

miltonarcher wrote:
loosehead wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
The cinema in Leisure World might close, but the rest of it I'm not too sure about. I personally can't see Oceana closing down any time soon. Too many students use it.

Cinema attendances in general are falling. Things such as Netflix, Sky Movies and illegal download sites are becoming more and more easier to access and thus cinema attendances are dropping. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a sold out cinema!

If this site were to close, nothing exciting like an ice rink or snow dome would be put there. Instead it will either be flats, student flats, or be sold to the docks.
We used to go but when it went up to £7 a person my wife refused to pay that much money as in Thailand she pays 200 bht & all depending on the strength of the pound that's between £1-£2. so she thinks it's a rip of in Leisure World.
Yeah but when you factor in the cost of the flight to Thailand, cheaper to go to Leisure World
sorry but i failed to mention we were living there. So we paid taxes here but got nothing in return but we never paid Council tax you know the tax that use to give politicians the idea they could print money.
But we had to pay for health treatment but do you honestly think leisure world cinemas are good value for money?
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: The cinema in Leisure World might close, but the rest of it I'm not too sure about. I personally can't see Oceana closing down any time soon. Too many students use it. Cinema attendances in general are falling. Things such as Netflix, Sky Movies and illegal download sites are becoming more and more easier to access and thus cinema attendances are dropping. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a sold out cinema! If this site were to close, nothing exciting like an ice rink or snow dome would be put there. Instead it will either be flats, student flats, or be sold to the docks.[/p][/quote]We used to go but when it went up to £7 a person my wife refused to pay that much money as in Thailand she pays 200 bht & all depending on the strength of the pound that's between £1-£2. so she thinks it's a rip of in Leisure World.[/p][/quote]Yeah but when you factor in the cost of the flight to Thailand, cheaper to go to Leisure World[/p][/quote]sorry but i failed to mention we were living there. So we paid taxes here but got nothing in return but we never paid Council tax you know the tax that use to give politicians the idea they could print money. But we had to pay for health treatment but do you honestly think leisure world cinemas are good value for money? loosehead
  • Score: -1

3:14pm Sat 2 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

loosehead wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
The cinema in Leisure World might close, but the rest of it I'm not too sure about. I personally can't see Oceana closing down any time soon. Too many students use it.

Cinema attendances in general are falling. Things such as Netflix, Sky Movies and illegal download sites are becoming more and more easier to access and thus cinema attendances are dropping. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a sold out cinema!

If this site were to close, nothing exciting like an ice rink or snow dome would be put there. Instead it will either be flats, student flats, or be sold to the docks.
We used to go but when it went up to £7 a person my wife refused to pay that much money as in Thailand she pays 200 bht & all depending on the strength of the pound that's between £1-£2. so she thinks it's a rip of in Leisure World.
£7 for a night out?...
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: The cinema in Leisure World might close, but the rest of it I'm not too sure about. I personally can't see Oceana closing down any time soon. Too many students use it. Cinema attendances in general are falling. Things such as Netflix, Sky Movies and illegal download sites are becoming more and more easier to access and thus cinema attendances are dropping. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a sold out cinema! If this site were to close, nothing exciting like an ice rink or snow dome would be put there. Instead it will either be flats, student flats, or be sold to the docks.[/p][/quote]We used to go but when it went up to £7 a person my wife refused to pay that much money as in Thailand she pays 200 bht & all depending on the strength of the pound that's between £1-£2. so she thinks it's a rip of in Leisure World.[/p][/quote]£7 for a night out?... elvisimo
  • Score: 0

9:05pm Sat 2 Aug 14

loosehead says...

elvisimo wrote:
loosehead wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
The cinema in Leisure World might close, but the rest of it I'm not too sure about. I personally can't see Oceana closing down any time soon. Too many students use it.

Cinema attendances in general are falling. Things such as Netflix, Sky Movies and illegal download sites are becoming more and more easier to access and thus cinema attendances are dropping. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a sold out cinema!

If this site were to close, nothing exciting like an ice rink or snow dome would be put there. Instead it will either be flats, student flats, or be sold to the docks.
We used to go but when it went up to £7 a person my wife refused to pay that much money as in Thailand she pays 200 bht & all depending on the strength of the pound that's between £1-£2. so she thinks it's a rip of in Leisure World.
£7 for a night out?...
two people staying in watching a film is how much? Just to set the record straight I'd still pay to go but my wife is very tight with money & you can rent a film for a lot less than £14 for two people to watch.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: The cinema in Leisure World might close, but the rest of it I'm not too sure about. I personally can't see Oceana closing down any time soon. Too many students use it. Cinema attendances in general are falling. Things such as Netflix, Sky Movies and illegal download sites are becoming more and more easier to access and thus cinema attendances are dropping. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a sold out cinema! If this site were to close, nothing exciting like an ice rink or snow dome would be put there. Instead it will either be flats, student flats, or be sold to the docks.[/p][/quote]We used to go but when it went up to £7 a person my wife refused to pay that much money as in Thailand she pays 200 bht & all depending on the strength of the pound that's between £1-£2. so she thinks it's a rip of in Leisure World.[/p][/quote]£7 for a night out?...[/p][/quote]two people staying in watching a film is how much? Just to set the record straight I'd still pay to go but my wife is very tight with money & you can rent a film for a lot less than £14 for two people to watch. loosehead
  • Score: 0

11:40am Sun 3 Aug 14

phil maccavity says...

Solent Soul wrote:
Leisure world only had a short life span due to its build construction, it must have been there a while now, although I can't remember when it was built? I can imagine it being returned to docks/cruise ship land when it gets sold off though..
If my memory serves me correct, the Leisure World Building was originally designed to be a warehouse for one of the utility companies, British Gas I think, but this only lasted a short time before it was turned into a leisure facility.
The land is owned by the city council so it has never had dock related activity on it.
Perhaps it could be turned into a big concert venue but this would undoubtedly cost a fair amount of money
[quote][p][bold]Solent Soul[/bold] wrote: Leisure world only had a short life span due to its build construction, it must have been there a while now, although I can't remember when it was built? I can imagine it being returned to docks/cruise ship land when it gets sold off though..[/p][/quote]If my memory serves me correct, the Leisure World Building was originally designed to be a warehouse for one of the utility companies, British Gas I think, but this only lasted a short time before it was turned into a leisure facility. The land is owned by the city council so it has never had dock related activity on it. Perhaps it could be turned into a big concert venue but this would undoubtedly cost a fair amount of money phil maccavity
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1:16pm Sun 3 Aug 14

03alpe01 says...

phil maccavity wrote:
Solent Soul wrote:
Leisure world only had a short life span due to its build construction, it must have been there a while now, although I can't remember when it was built? I can imagine it being returned to docks/cruise ship land when it gets sold off though..
If my memory serves me correct, the Leisure World Building was originally designed to be a warehouse for one of the utility companies, British Gas I think, but this only lasted a short time before it was turned into a leisure facility.
The land is owned by the city council so it has never had dock related activity on it.
Perhaps it could be turned into a big concert venue but this would undoubtedly cost a fair amount of money
If the Council own the land then only one option will be considered for the Leisure World site. Lots and lots of "landmark" student flats!
[quote][p][bold]phil maccavity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Solent Soul[/bold] wrote: Leisure world only had a short life span due to its build construction, it must have been there a while now, although I can't remember when it was built? I can imagine it being returned to docks/cruise ship land when it gets sold off though..[/p][/quote]If my memory serves me correct, the Leisure World Building was originally designed to be a warehouse for one of the utility companies, British Gas I think, but this only lasted a short time before it was turned into a leisure facility. The land is owned by the city council so it has never had dock related activity on it. Perhaps it could be turned into a big concert venue but this would undoubtedly cost a fair amount of money[/p][/quote]If the Council own the land then only one option will be considered for the Leisure World site. Lots and lots of "landmark" student flats! 03alpe01
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9:02pm Sun 3 Aug 14

loosehead says...

phil maccavity wrote:
Solent Soul wrote:
Leisure world only had a short life span due to its build construction, it must have been there a while now, although I can't remember when it was built? I can imagine it being returned to docks/cruise ship land when it gets sold off though..
If my memory serves me correct, the Leisure World Building was originally designed to be a warehouse for one of the utility companies, British Gas I think, but this only lasted a short time before it was turned into a leisure facility.
The land is owned by the city council so it has never had dock related activity on it.
Perhaps it could be turned into a big concert venue but this would undoubtedly cost a fair amount of money
Phil it was Electric as I bought a fridge (reconditioned) from there.
[quote][p][bold]phil maccavity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Solent Soul[/bold] wrote: Leisure world only had a short life span due to its build construction, it must have been there a while now, although I can't remember when it was built? I can imagine it being returned to docks/cruise ship land when it gets sold off though..[/p][/quote]If my memory serves me correct, the Leisure World Building was originally designed to be a warehouse for one of the utility companies, British Gas I think, but this only lasted a short time before it was turned into a leisure facility. The land is owned by the city council so it has never had dock related activity on it. Perhaps it could be turned into a big concert venue but this would undoubtedly cost a fair amount of money[/p][/quote]Phil it was Electric as I bought a fridge (reconditioned) from there. loosehead
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11:26pm Sun 3 Aug 14

S Pance says...

I thought BT owned it at one point?
I thought BT owned it at one point? S Pance
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