New cinema is just the ticket as 16,000 people take trip to the flicks

Dalton Park's new Cineworld cinema.
Dalton Park's new Cineworld cinema.
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A whopping 16,000 people have taken to their seats to enjoy the region’s newest cinema.

Since it opened a month ago, Cineworld in Dalton Park has welcomed a huge crowd to its seven screens.

Nick Bashford outside the new cinema in Murton.

Nick Bashford outside the new cinema in Murton.

The business is part of the £45million phase two development at the former pit site in Murton, with a host of new restaurants serving up to visitors, with more businesses including a hotel and pub yet to open.

The cinema has shown more than 800 screenings of 31 films, resulting in 72,000 minutes of entertainment for residents.

To date, over 7,000 drinks have been consumed and a huge 190,000 kernels of popcorn have been popped and served to guests.

General manager Nick Bashford said: “Over 16,000 people have come through our doors to experience Cineworld Dalton Park since opening last month and we’re absolutely thrilled with the response so far.”

We’re absolutely thrilled with the response so far.

Nick Bashford

Film fans can take advantage of a range of offers at Cineworld Dalton Park, including weekly discounted Movies for Juniors screenings for £2 on Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays, as well as a Student NUS discount.

The venue is also available for private venue hire.

The firm’s Unlimited card also offers 10% off in-cinema snacks and drinks and includes local offers at restaurants and shops, and exclusive advance screenings.

To book tickets and for further information, please visit www.cineworld.com.

New Dalton Park Cineworld
General manager Nick Bashford

New Dalton Park Cineworld General manager Nick Bashford

A 25-year lease has been signed by supermarket Morrisons for a large unit on the site, but is yet to open as it is reviewing its “new store formats.”