Yet another high street store is leaving Lincoln as Bonmarché prepares to close its doors for good next month – but it’s not all bad news.
That’s because a new boutique cinema will being going in in its place as part of the redevelopment of the Cornhill Quarter in the city.
Customers were left saddened by the announcement yesterday, Thursday, March 8, with one person even complaining to head office.
But there is a plan for the premises – with a new four-screen boutique cinema in the pipeline.
The three-storey glass-fronted Everyman Cinema, opposite the Corn Exchange and facing onto a new public square, is due to open in spring 2019 as part of the £70m transformation of the area.
The cinema would also boast a rooftop terrace bar and restaurant where customers will be able to enjoy fine wines and hand-rolled pizzas as they gaze upon the stunning views of Lincoln Cathedral.
There will also be a private screening lounge available to hire.
The new venture is set to give cinema-goers an alternative viewing experience to that offered by the Odeon.
But it won’t necessarily be cheap. Seating options vary from venue to venue from standard to a three seater sofa, and prices vary according to the time, day and event.
But premier seats which include luxury armchairs and sofas at the Leeds Everyman cinema cost £13.50 per person.
Planning permission is still yet to go through, but developers have the intention for the cinema to go into Bonmarché.