The Regent on Redcar seafront.
The Regent on Redcar seafront.
Austen Shakespeare

Redcar cinema nears completion

Redcar’s brand new seafront cinema, complete with three screen rooms and sea view café-bar, is due to be completed slightly ahead of schedule today.

Redcar and Cleveland Council will now take possession of the building in order to complete the final fittings and finishing touches to the stunning development. The Council is currently in the process of appointing an operator with the Regent due to open to the public in time for the summer.

Once open in the summer, the main car parking for the cinema will be Turner Street car park where there are 55 spaces, Newcomen Terrace where there are 80, and further parking on Station Road and throughout the town. All parking spaces will be subject to the normal charges in those locations.

The Regent is also in close walking distance from several bus stops across the town and a short walk from Redcar Station at the top of Station Road.

One of the major things for the Council to consider will be the operator’s proposed pricing. Alongside affordable peak time prices, they will be looking for the chosen operator to provide the usual concessions and membership/loyalty discounts, which will be announced in due course.

Each screen room at The Regent has two allocated disabled spaces and the operator, when appointed, will be required to operate the CEA card scheme. All screens and the café are fully accessible via the lift, with both disabled and ambient toilets provided on the ground and first floor levels.

The Council will be looking for the new operator to accommodate special screenings for people with various needs, including those who are blind, deaf, have dementia and others.

Councillor Chris Gallacher, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said: “There has been a great deal of excitement surrounding the final stages of the project. The Regent itself looks stunning inside and out - and now it is crucial that we select the right operator, whose values and vision for the place match our own and those of the people who wish to use it.

“Unfortunately, Covid restrictions have caused some frustrating delays in appointing an operator but, now restrictions have been lifted and things are getting back to normal, it is an exciting time to be discussing the fantastic opportunity the Regent offers.”

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