Showcase Cinemas Foresters Park, Derby

Osmaston Park Road,
Derby, DE23 8AG

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Showcase Cinemas Derby

Built on part of the site of the old Sherwood Forester Regimental Barracks, the Showcase Cinemas opened on 17th November 1988, just two weeks after Derby’s first multiplex; the AMC (later UCI and now Odeon) had opened. This gave the city of Derby the distinction of being the first in the UK to have two multiplex cinemas operating.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 8, 2010 at 3:26 am

Ken Roe,Here is a story for you from Boxoffice March 1993. On the roof of the Showcase Cinemas Derby, 500 ballons were released in the air.Some had free movie passes in them. Nearly Five weeks later the final ticket bearing balloon landed in BAD WURZACH,GERMANY.Some 600 miles from Derby.The tickets were sent back and donated them to a local children’s Hospital.The movie they were promoting? “HOME ALONE 2,LOST IN NEW YORK”.Can’t make this up!

rivest266 on August 21, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Typical USA Showcase cinema design of its time, facing the highway with the parking in the back.

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