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First Orpington cinema opening in 34 years

by James Renoux-Wood Fri 18 March 2016, 12:20 pm

A seven-screen Odeon cinema has opened at The Walnuts shopping centre in Orpington, the first facility of its kind to be brought to the town in 34 years.

The cinema has 959 seats and cinema technology such as an iSense screen with Dolby surround-sound.

It also features an “in-screen dining concept", delivered by its Croma Pizza Point counter and a range of food and drink options for film lovers.

The cinema's opening comes shortly ater the arrival of new restaurants at The Walnuts – Bella Italia and Dean’s Diner. 

Martin Price, centre manager of The Walnuts, said: ”We are really excited, having worked through the development phase to the opening of the Odeon.

“The restaurants have already been a fantastic success on top of the new B&M furniture store and PureGym. It’s making a huge difference, but we’re still letting new space and more good news is about to come as we look forward to completion of phase two of the regeneration, with the Premier Inn hotel and more outlets opening this summer."

The Walnuts Shopping Centre features 19,000sq m of retail and leisure space. The 2,180sq m, 63-bedroom Premier Inn hotel is due for completion in June 2016.


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