Reel Cinema

St. Catherines Road,
Grantham, NG31 6TP

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Reel Cinema

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The Paragon Cinema was opened on 1st April 1983 with "E.T.:The Extra-Terrestrial". It was a single screen seating 450 and was built for and operated by independent operator Robert Sanders. In 1985 a second 166 seat screen was added.

In December 2005, it was taken over by the Reel cinemas chain and was re-named Reel Cinema in 2007. Seating in the screens are now:280 and 166

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ian
Ian on July 14, 2015 at 12:38 pm

In 2015 it was announced that the Reel Cinema is to be expanded by the addition of 4 screens (to the west of the existing two cinemas), 3 restaurants and some office space. The new screens will accommodate 154, 217, 162 & 173 whilst the two existing screens will be comprehensively refurbished and reduced to 217 and 100 seats within the current spaces. The whole block will be given a unified new facade. A start on the project has been delayed but is currently scheduled to begin later this year. Photos from July 2015:–

REEL EXTERIOR SCREEN 2

REEL SCREEN 1 TO FRONT

REEL SCREEN 1 TO REAR

REEL SCREEN 2 TO FRONT

Ian
Ian on July 13, 2017 at 4:37 pm

In July 2017, a start to the project still awaited, a new set of plans emerged which does not cover the site of the existing cinema (obove), and which is planned to be closed and demolished in May 2018.

The new cinema will open at the end of 2018 (but don’t hold your breath) and is reduced to five screens seating, according to the plans, 1) 184; 2) 164; 3) 122; 4) 141; 5)103 a total of 714 seats. there will also be two restaurants and some office space.

The operator has not been announced.

Ian
Ian on November 24, 2017 at 11:55 am

Still no announcement of the operator, but a start on the site next door to the existing cinema (which will close in 2018) was made in November 2017.

NEW CINEMA SITE

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