Cineworld Cinema - Leeds

Dewsbury Road,
Leeds, LS11 8LU

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Cineworld Cinema - Leeds

Situated in the Beeston area of Leeds, West Yorkshire, near the M621 motorway, the White Rose Shopping Centre takes its name from the White Rose of York, the traditional symbol of Yorkshire.

The centre opened on 25th March 1997, with major tenants, including a Sainsbury’s Savacentre, Debenhams, Marks and Spencer and Next, and over 100 other retail outlets.

The south part of the centre was re-developed in 2005, downsizing the Sainsbury’s Savacentre to a regular Sainsbury’s, which made space for other units.

In 2017 a 65,000 sq. ft. extension was completed and named ‘The Village’. This includes an 11 screen IMAX Cineworld Cinema, which opened on 17th November 2017. Within the cinema complex there is a Starbucks Coffee Shop, ‘pick n mix’ and Baskin Robbins ice cream counters. ‘The Village’ also features Pizza Hut, Chiquito, Wagamama, Five Guys, Limeyard and TGI Friday’s.

The centre has 4,800 free car parking spaces.

Contributed by David Simpson

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DavidSimpson
DavidSimpson on June 29, 2018 at 2:04 pm

I visited on Sunday 24th June 2018 to see “Deadpool 2”, starring Ryan Reynolds. This is the usual high quality, very colourful and inviting Cineworld. Beyond the ticket-checker is a large, very comfortable lounge, perfect to relax in before heading into the screening.

The very generous seating capacities are: IMAX:428; Screen 1:158; 2:157; 3:264; 4:195, 5:55; 6:63; 7:55; 8:62; 9:212 and 10:311.

PhilipWW
PhilipWW on June 30, 2018 at 1:10 am

Two of the photos seem to show 1.85 ratio screens necessitating Scope films to be shown letterboxed with no masking. This sadly seems to be standard practice nowadays with Cineworld’s new build cinemas.

Seeing films like this, one could argue makes the experience nothing more than watching a large TV set. In fact it is slightly worse as, assuming the projector is set ‘Flat’, just 1998 of the 2048 horizontal pixels are being projected, reducing the Scope ratio from 2.39 to 2.32.

LARGE_screen_format
LARGE_screen_format on November 29, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Confirmation from Cineworld on twitter that the IMAX screen measures 24m x 14m.

https://twitter.com/cineworld/status/931891128600801280

Perhaps this info can be included in the above overview?

CF100
CF100 on November 29, 2018 at 5:24 pm

A planning application for “non-material amendments” to the original application is available to view, with the the following documents showing the cinema’s floor plan:

  • 16/9/00013/MOD-PROP GROUND FLOOR PLAN
  • 16/9/00013/MOD-PROP FIRST FLOOR PLAN
  • 16/9/00013/MOD-PROP SECOND FLOOR PLAN

The largest auditorium shown is marked as “AUDITORIUM 11,” and measuring its size off these plans, its internal width is ~24m.

Auditorium depth between the demising wall behind the screen to the back wall is ~30m; if I’m not mistaken, the last row of seating is ~26m from the screen, and if so, the design esssentially confirms to the IMAX requirement of the last row not to be greater than the screen width away from the screen.

Behind this last row of seating is a “disabled viewing area.”

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