White River Cinema

White River Place,
St. Austell, PL25 5AZ

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White River Cinema

The White River Cinema opened on 19th December 2008. It replaced the former 1936-built Odeon/Classic/Film Centre in the town, which was demolished in 2008. The projection equipment for the new cinema, was formerly installed in the Odeon/Classic/Film Centre.

The White River Cinema is located on the first floor, in the newly built White River Shopping Centre. It is the first newly built cinema to open in Cornwall for over 70 years.

Seating capacities in the screens are: 300, 180, 160 and 150.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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keiths
keiths on April 15, 2009 at 10:03 am

I’ve just had a look at the WTW website, and these look really nice. It’s interesting to see the projection facilities for two of the screens, and that they’re using Westar towers, rather than the ubiquitous cakestands. I was also fascinated to see that the towers are set at 45 and 90 degrees to the projectors. I had experience of early Westar towers at Studio 1&2 in Guildford, which were vicious with their film handling on startup – due to insufficient tension on the takeup reel, causing frequent breakages – so I can only assume those problems have been sorted out by now!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 17, 2011 at 8:05 am

The White River Cinema was designed by the Bolling, Cheshire, architectural firm NBDA Architects. Here are photos of the cinema at the firm’s web site.

DavidSimpson
DavidSimpson on August 24, 2013 at 6:29 am

Despite the date in the camera data, my photographs were taken in June 2013.

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