Vue Entertainment is taking over the Odeon Printworks cinema in Manchester.
London, April 19, 2017 - The deal is reflective of Vue’s successful ‘buy and build’ growth strategy and the takeover of the iconic 20 screen multiplex, which also features an IMAX screen, will see Vue’s portfolio increase to 86 sites throughout the UK & Ireland with further expansion slated through 2017 and beyond.
Vue will take over operation of the cinema in late May when there will be a short transition period to change signage and other operational changes such as new Point of Sale technology and the move to the new Vue website. Further Information on these, and other changes, will be available very soon at www.myvue.com.
Vue are committed to ensuring that the Printworks cinema continues to be a major part of the out-of-home leisure choices in the Manchester market. Vue is currently upgrading its London West End flagship and this will act as the template for this flagship cinema in the North of England. The highly successful IMAX auditorium will remain as part of the cinema offer and is due to be enhanced with new state-of-the-art laser projection technology in early 2018.
Kevin Styles, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Vue commented ‘We are delighted to have been able to secure the Printworks site and with it the opportunity to bring our premium big screen experience to customers in Manchester. Across our estate we provide our customers with the best choice of content, the best environment, the best technology and the best food and drink and Manchester Printworks will be no exception. We look forward to welcoming the team led by Steve Gleave, who currently operate the Printworks cinemas so successfully, into the Vue team and ensuring that the Printworks cinema continues to be a major part of the out-of-home leisure choices in the Manchester market.'
For further information please check for updates on www.myvue.com.
ABOUT VUE UK
Vue Entertainment (Vue UK & Ireland) is a leader in out-of-home entertainment and the big screen experience.
Vue has 85 state of the art cinemas throughout the UK and Ireland, with 813 screens projecting in Sony Digital Cinema 4K for ultra high definition pictures. Vue offer stadium seating, VIP seats and luxurious recliners alongside a range of content, in addition to highly anticipated blockbusters. With event cinema titles including opera, ballet, musicals, national theatre, live streaming of sporting events and concerts through to hosting Gaming championships and dedicating multiple screens to eGaming arenas Vue is well known for providing the most innovative cinematic experience.
Vue UK and Ireland was founded following the acquisition of the Warner Village Cinemas in 2003 and is part of the leading cinema group Vue International. The group spans ten countries with 211 sites, 1,879 screens, over 8,500 staff and 90m customers where Vue is widely recognised as the most operationally efficient and technically advanced exhibitor in the industry.