NEW NAME FOR THE SOUTHPORT SBC CINEMA!
Vue’s acquisition of the
Warner Village multiplex cinema circuit took place on 13 May 2003.
The combined SBC and Warner Village circuit comprises 40 state of
the art cinemas throughout the UK which welcome over 25 million
attendances per year. The cinema circuit is number 1 in London and
number 2 in the UK overall, in terms of gross box office. This week
Vue Entertainment, who are now the UK’s leading state-of-the-art
multiplex cinema operator, announces the exciting news that
Southport's Cinema will become known as Vue as of the 9 Febuary
2004. This is the first major cinema launch for many years and as
such a significant event.
Vue in Southport will continue to show a great choice of movies
delivered using the latest Dolby Digital Surround Sound and the best
screen technology. The majority of Vue cinemas have first class
stadium seating with extra stretch leg room.
As part of the rebranding process, all Vue cinemas are going through
a major ‘refresh’ program focused mainly on the public main
foyer areas. This will give the cinemas more welcoming feel aimed at
appealing to a wider audience – a core value of the Vue brand
Comfort is also a key part of Vue’s service proposition and with
this in mind, all cinemas will have casual seating added in foyers.
This, combined with a brighter and less noisy environment will help
customers feel more relaxed. The new more appealing environment will
be further enhanced with new staff uniforms which underpin the value
the company puts on great customer service delivered by friendly
Tim Richards, CEO of Vue said:- “We are very excited about
the launch of the Vue brand across the UK. Among many other
initiatives, the cinema refresh program will deliver a noticeable
positive change to our customers. Further medium term and site
specific improvements are already in hand; as such this is just the
beginning of very dynamic future for Vue.”
He added “With cinema attendances set to remain buoyant, Vue
is ideally placed to lead the way in cinema operation, development
and design, with the sole aim of delivering the highest possible
cinema experience provided by friendly and welcoming people… we
want our customers to ENJOY THE VUE”.
Vue cinemas – See it, Live it
The key stake holders in Vue include, Boston Ventures, Clarity
Partners and Legal & General Ventures.
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Local Student Plant
A STUDENT from Liverpool has won a prestigious plant management
award and an all expenses paid trip to Malaga, Spain with equipment
Richard Carmichael, 21, won the Top Plant Management Student
accolade sponsored by Finning UK as part of his Construction
Engineering & Management degree at Loughborough University.
The plant management award is part of a four year university course
taught by Dr David Edwards which aims to prepare students for a
career as a construction manager. The plant manager assessment
required students to have an understanding of topics such as health
and safety, purchasing, finance, maintenance and operator training.
Richard Carmichael aged 21 sponsored by Bovis Lend Lease will travel
to Caterpillar's European demonstration and learning centre in
Malaga with runners up Stephen Ford aged 21 and Gemma Potts aged 22.
the classmates will have the chance to operate the latest Cat
construction equipment and gain useful insight into the world of
OF THE TOWN IN THE NORTH WEST
WITH the hectic
pace of working life that has become the normal, breakfast is often
the casualty of the day with many of us missing it. But a recent
survey reveals this is not always the case as toast with butter is
one of the great pleasures of life, namely for its simplicity.
Surprisingly over half of people in Lancashire, Manchester and
Liverpool enjoy toast smothered in butter and consider eating it to
be a pleasurable experience. The survey reveals some rather weird
and wonderful locations to enjoy for example ‘in bed’ on
mother’s day and in prison on remand, “falsely accused”
according to butter manufacturer kerrygold.
Brendan Doyle, Kerrygold marketing director said, “We
targeted men and women in all regions, with 61% being in the 35-44
age group, and 85% working either full or part-time. the results
prove that buttered toast is the favourite, not only in the north
west region, but in the UK as a whole.”
Nationally, breakfast is the most popular time to eat toast with 87%
of all votes compared with just 2% enjoying it at lunchtime or as an
afternoon snack. So it seems the northwest is a region of
butter lovers, and its people really know how to make the most out
of their toast.
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