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Vue takes West End to a new era of entertainment
10 JuLY 2017
On Monday 10th July British film star Gemma Arterton attended the grand reopening of Vue West End von Leicester Square following its £6.6 million refurbishment. She's pictured here with Founder and CEO of Vue International, Tim Richards.
VUE CINEMAS | Vue Entertainment re-opened the doors to the state of the art and iconic flagship cinema in London’s West End, setting a new standard for out of home entertainment.
Vue has invested £6.6 million in redeveloping its iconic Leicester Square site seizing rapid technological advancement in sound and vision, combined with luxurious comfort to build a flagship which showcases the best that the industry has to offer. The venue is the first in the West End to provide consumers with fully reclining leather seats, alongside pin-sharp Dolby Atmos overhead and surround sound and new retail offerings.
The investment is a reflection of the business’ confidence and the outlook for the future of out of home entertainment.
New developments at the West End flagship include:
Tim Richards, Founder and CEO, Vue International said: "I am delighted to re-open this iconic venue, one with a heritage in big screen entertainment dating back to 1938. In this flagship we have redefined the big screen experience, setting new standards for out of home entertainment. With Hollywood’s unprecedented commitment to movies we are entering a golden age for cinema which can be enjoyed in an environment like no other. Where better to set the standards for big screen entertainment than in the heart of London’s West End."
Vue’s investment is a testament to the future direction of Vue and to the cinema industry, which continues to be an unrivalled source of entertainment.
For more information please contact:
Brunswick Group LLP
Laura Buchanan / Fiona Micallef-Eynaud
T: +44 207 404 5959
Lucy Northmore, Group PR Manager, Vue
T: +44 7921 887 296
ABOUT VUE UK
Vue Entertainment (Vue UK & Ireland) is a leader in out-of-home entertainment and the big screen experience.
Vue has 86 state of the art cinemas throughout the UK and Ireland, with 836 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.
ABOUT VUE WEST END
ABOUT VUE INTERNATIONAL
Vue International is one of the world's leading cinema operators, managing the most respected brands in major European markets and Taiwan, spanning ten countries, 212 sites and 1,903 screens. The group has leading positions in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Taiwan. From its inception in May 2003 Vue International has grown organically and through strategic acquisition to deliver a premium out-of-home entertainment experience by combining the best content, with the best technology in the best environment.