Friday, April 16, 2004

Warner Bros Leaves Tyneside After 15 years

I never heard about this...?

The £5m Warner Cinema complex in Newcastle opened at Manors in 1989, but closed permanently last night; its final showing being the aptly named film 'Dawn of the Dead'. Fierce competition from new, modernised cinemas such as The Gate's Odeon and the Silverlink's UCI have proven too much for the Manor cinema. The site has been purchased by Northumbria University who plan to build student accommodation to facilitate the expansion plans of government and the University itself. A spokesperson from Vue Entertainment who purchased the site in 2003 said they would be looking to return to Tyneside in the future.
Our "local" newsfeed editor needs to be shot!

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