First look at Dolphin Square’s Cineworld in Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 13:39 12 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:40 12 January 2018

The main foyer of Weston's new Cineworld. Picture: Eleanor Young

The main foyer of Weston's new Cineworld. Picture: Eleanor Young

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The hotly-anticipated opening of Weston-super-Mare’s Cineworld is just two weeks away and the Mercury can today offer a first glimpse inside at the new cinema.

Screen one is the biggest screen at Weston's Cineworld. Picture: Eleanor YoungScreen one is the biggest screen at Weston's Cineworld. Picture: Eleanor Young

Cineworld will be the next leisure business to open at the town’s new Dolphin Square development, which unveiled its Nando’s and Pizza Express restaurants at the tail end of 2017, with a number of other restaurants and a gym still to come.

MORE: A look inside Dolphin Square’s Pizza Express.

The confectionary kiosk. Picture: Eleanor YoungThe confectionary kiosk. Picture: Eleanor Young

The cinema is made up of eight screens and will boast an overall capacity a total capacity of 1,500 people.

The hallway to the screens. Picture: Eleanor YoungThe hallway to the screens. Picture: Eleanor Young

Operations director Kelly Drew and general manager Emma Poppleton took the Mercury on a tour around the cinema, showcasing the state-of-the-art facilities on offer to the public.

Across the screens, four are capable of showing 3D films and three are suitable for screening live events, such as operas, ballets and concerts.

MORE: First look inside Nando’s at Dolphin Square.

General manager Emma Poppleton and operations director Kelly Drew in screen one. Picture: Eleanor YoungGeneral manager Emma Poppleton and operations director Kelly Drew in screen one. Picture: Eleanor Young

The largest screen has a capacity for 339 people while the smallest can hold up to 135, each with wheelchair access.

Inside screen two. Picture: Eleanor YoungInside screen two. Picture: Eleanor Young

It is easily accessibly with escalators and lifts and the classic confectionary is available to purchase on site.

Visitors can expect to see the latest blockbuster films from 1-9.30pm on weekdays and 10am-9.30pm on weekends, although these times are subject to change based on the time of year and school holidays.

The projectors at cineworld. Picture: Eleanor YoungThe projectors at cineworld. Picture: Eleanor Young

Tickets will start at £2.50 for junior showings on weekends, with adult tickets costing £9.70 at peak times – after 5pm.

The back hallway were the projectors are stored. Picture: Eleanor YoungThe back hallway were the projectors are stored. Picture: Eleanor Young

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