Cultural hub anchored by independent cinema to open Summer 2020
Really Local Group has signed a deal with Moorgarth to transform a 14,000 sq ft space in Reading’s Broad Street Mall into an independent cinema, music and events centre.
Due to open early summer 2020, Really Local Group will repurpose the ground and first-floor unit of the former Argos store to provide a 4-screen cinema. In addition, the new space will include food kiosks, outdoor terrace seating area and a café bar run by Compound Coffee in their first venture outside London.
Preston Benson, founder of Really Local Group commented: “We are very excited about coming to Reading, to enhance the cultural infrastructure offer in a town with an established creative community. Working with Moorgarth and Reading Borough Council, we hope to be able to curate a new ‘cultural quarter’ for the town and secure collaboration opportunities with local independent businesses, artisans and traders.”
Gary Lewis, managing director at Moorgarth Group Limited added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Really Local Group to deliver our long-held aspiration of bringing an exciting and vibrant new cinema to Broad Street Mall. This is another milestone in the re-imagining of the centre.”