The Ridings gets Reel

New family friendly Reel Cinema opens in Wakefield city centre

Reel Cinema, a new affordable family cinema concept, has opened as part of The Ridings Shopping centre’s new leisure offering. Landlord NewRiver has worked with Reel to repurpose three retail units, totalling approximately 11,650 sq ft on Cathedral Walk, the upper mall of the centre, opposite Boots.

Reel Cinema Wakefield is the only cinema in the city centre and comprises five screens with each auditorium seating between 42 and 55 customers, suitable not only for film screenings but also parties, business and community events.

David Charlton, asset manager at NewRiver, said: “The introduction of Reel Cinema in Wakefield demonstrates our commitment to innovation in our shopping centres and our ability to adeptly address the oversupply of retail by repurposing the units to accommodate exciting new uses. We are also in regular dialogue with the City Council about what other experiences and services we can help to bring to Wakefield.”

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