Empire Cinemas to roll out the red carpet in Ipswich

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

Exciting news from Empire Cinemas official website:

Empire Cinemas, the UK’s largest independently-owned cinema chain, has today announced that they will be opening their latest cinema in The Buttermarket, Ipswich, on Friday 31st March. The brand new, state-of-the-art twelve-screen complex will be Empire, and East Anglia’s, first all laser projection cinema complex powered by Barco’s Flagship Laser projectors.

Empire Cinemas Ipswich will feature luxury seating as standard in all 12 screens, giving cinemagoers the option to watch all the action on the biggest screens from the comfort of their very own luxury recliner or share one of the double Sofas. The cinema will also feature two IMPACT® screens, boasting bigger screens and Dolby ATMOS sound alongside stadium seating and extra legroom, creating the ultimate viewing experience.

In addition to IMPACT®, movie lovers in Ipswich will also have the chance to visit Empire’s brand new D-BOX screens. These two additional screens offer viewers the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the action with seats synchronised to the film, mimicking movements and vibrations. Sound, image and motion will all come together in this user controlled environment to create a truly memorable experience.

No cinema outing is complete without a stop at the retail stand and Empire Cinemas Ipswich will offer a wide range of high quality cinema snacks. Alongside the much-loved favourites, visitors can also enjoy Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Cup Coffee, further enhancing their trip to the movies. All this and with free parking after 4pm at The Buttermarket Centre.

The development, first announced in June 2016, forms part of a larger retail and leisure development from the Capital & Regional and Drum Property Group and has seen The Buttermarket undergo a huge redevelopment programme. The centre which will also play host to a new Pure Gym, Coast to Coast, Cosy Club, Wagamama and Prezzo as part of the £35m redevelopment.

Justin Ribbons, CEO of Empire Cinemas commented; “We’re thrilled to be adding to the Empire Cinemas family with the opening of our latest cinema in Ipswich. Empire Cinemas prides itself on offering visitors the very best in big screen entertainment and we’re looking forward to building on this at The Buttermarket. Along with two IMPACT screens, D-BOX and luxury seating as standard we are confident cinema-goers will have an unparalleled viewing experience.”

Jon Nutton, Marketing Director of Empire Cinemas added; “Empire Cinemas caters for all; from Empire JNRS, which offers families the chance to see a family favourite every weekend for pocket money prices; to Empire Seniors, where the over 60’s can watch a selection of the best recent and classic films every Wednesday, with tea or coffee and a biscuit included in the ticket price. Empire Cinemas also welcome parents with babies through their Empire Parent & Baby screenings, providing a relaxing environment for parents/guardians to enjoy the latest releases with the lights up and sound down, every Monday morning. Other offers include soon to be available to Ipswich residents include SAV£RDAY Tuesday, where customers have the chance to see current films at the lowest price in town and Last Chance To See Thursdays, where selected films coming to the end of their run are at Saverday prices.”

In addition to the very latest film releases, there will also be a variety of Empire Extra screenings, where customers can experience big stage productions and events on the big screen from the comfort of their local cinema – be it theatre, opera, ballet, music or sport, customers can sit back and enjoy the big screen experience in high definition where you’re always guaranteed the best seat in the house at a fraction of the theatre ticket price.

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