New cinema plan for King’s Lynn moves step closer

The King's Lynn Corn Exchange. Picture: Ian Burt

The King's Lynn Corn Exchange. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Plans for a new cinema in King's Lynn have moved a step closer.

West Norfolk council's cabinet has backed plans to put two screens in a little-used bar and foyer in the Corn Exchange.

Officials say it would create a 112 and 60-seater screen, which would cost £1m to install but bring in an annual profit of £200,000. A lift would also be installed to provide disabled access.

The town's much-loved Majestic Cinema was consulted on the project and has no objections.

Paul Jervis, who owns the Majestic said: 'I truly believe that it is a positive step for the building and the town. I am also confident that rather than damage our business it will attract more people into the town centre and enhance the offering the town centre has.'

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The cinema plan will now go before the full council when it meets later this month.

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