Everyman Cinemas crowns first Scottish site

Independent cinema operator to open at Princes Square in Glasgow.

Everyman Cinemas, the fast-growing independent boutique cinema operator, is to open its first cinema north of the border in Glasgow’s award-winning shopping and leisure destination, Princes Square. The new cinema will be located in the large unit previously occupied by Dwell in the centre’s Courtyard next to restaurants D’Arcy’s, Il Pavone and Pizza Express.

Everyman Cinemas, which has 22 other sites in England including London’s Canary Wharf, Bristol and Harrogate, has signed a 30 year lease on a 10,000 sq ft unit in Glasgow’s Princes Square, which was named ‘Scotland’s Favourite Building’ by the Royal Institute for Architects in Scotland in 2016.

Crispin Lilly, CEO of Everyman Cinemas, said: “We’re so excited to create something special as part of the Princes Square development in Glasgow. It’s a vibrant city and we are looking forward to delivering something special for the community. Our focus is really on experience, from a fabulous bar and food and drink menu, including lovely wines and hand rolled pizzas, to comfy sofa seating and a great programme of film and events. We aim to make every guest’s visit special no matter what they choose to watch, and make them fall back in love with a night at the cinema.”

The cinema will be made up of three intimate auditoriums, seating 95, 74 and 36 customers respectively and is expected to open in Autumn 2018.

Time Retail Partners acted on behalf of Redevco, with Insight Retail Consulting acting on behalf of Everyman.