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Four-screen boutique Everyman cinema to open in Northallerton

The Northern Echo

Alex Copeland

17th January 2019

A Boutique cinema group known for its plush interiors has been announced as the operator of a new four-screen venue Northallerton. 

Everyman has chosen the £17m Treadmills leisure development on the site of Northallerton's former prison to add to the 26 cinemas it already operates. 

The company is known for its luxurious venues and sofa like cinema seats where film-goers can enjoy a glass of wine and a slice of freshly made pizza served to their seats. 

Everyman offers mainstream, independent and classic films, as well as special events, launches and live satellite broadcasts.

The 11,000 sq ft cinema will be located above three new restaurant units which will adjoin a new public square as the centrepiece of Treadmills.

The scheme is being delivered by the Central Northallerton Development Company (CNDC), a joint venture between Hambleton District Council and Yorkshire property developer Wykeland Group.

Jonathan Stubbs, development director of Wykeland Group and a CNDC board member, said: “We’re delighted to have secured one of the UK’s most prestigious cinema operators for Treadmillls.

“Everyman is a perfect fit for the scheme and brings an exciting new dimension and additional choice to Northallerton’s leisure options.

“A key priority of the development is to boost Northallerton’s evening economy and, as a destination venue, Everyman will support that objective by providing local people with a high-quality cinema and leisure experience, as well as drawing visitors to the town centre from further afield.

“We’ve had very encouraging interest in the restaurant and retail opportunities within the scheme and we expect this to intensify now that we have confirmed the leisure anchor.”

Crispin Lilly, chief executive of Everyman, said “Northallerton is a really important opportunity for us – we love helping to rejuvenate or galvanise town centres and becoming a part of the local community.

“The town, along with the existing businesses and the council’s development plan, are an exciting example of how the UK high street can evolve and continue to deliver essential services and be the heart for the rural catchment it serves. We’re delighted to be becoming a part of that.”