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Showcase Cinema de Lux Bluewater set for expansion

Showcase Cinema de Lux Bluewater will unveil four new screens in late 2017, adding to the existing 13 auditoriums.

Every new seat will be a fully customizable electric recliner, giving guests the opportunity to lie back and relax whilst watching the latest blockbusters.


As part of the expansion, a large format XPlus auditorium will be added, with a supersized, giant screen, which 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.

As part of a multi-million pound investment in cinema innovation across the UK, the expansion will utilise the previous Glow location space at the shopping centre, connecting to the existing cinema via a link bridge, and compliment the cinema’s refurbishment in 2014. The expansion is set to be completed in September 2017.


Duncan Short, Senior Vice President, US & International Operations, Showcase Cinemas comments, “We are committed to leading innovation within 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.”

Mark Barlow, General Manager Showcase Cinemas UK added, “Showcase Cinema de Lux in Bluewater is hugely popular with our guests. The expansion will offer even more people the opportunity to enjoy the best cinema experience in unrivalled comfort. The introduction of an IMAX to Bluewater in 2013 and refurbishment in 2014 proved very popular, and we look forward to the additional screens opening next year.”

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