Looking for the perfect pre-wedding date-night location? Head to Reading's Broad Street Mall which is being transformed into an independent cinema, music and events centre offering the perfect entertainment for a day or night out.
Due to open late summer 2020, Really Local Group will repurpose the ground and first-floor unit of the former Argos store to provide a four-screen cinema. In addition, the new space will include food kiosks, outdoor terrace seating area and a café bar run by Compound Coffee, their first venture outside London.
In testament to Really Local Group's commitment to community engagement they are asking the people of Reading to help name the new venue. The winner will be awarded an annual membership complete with free cinema tickets and further discounted cinema tickets, food and drink, as well as an invite to the exclusive venue launch party this summer (plus 10 friends).
The design, by Lyttelton. Yates, uses a bold colour scheme to create a sense of uniformity and symmetry throughout the venue. Both the floorings and walls of the food kiosks, terrace seating area, private hire room and the cinema lobby will be a sage green in tribute to Reading's colour palate and to unify the neighbouring spaces. The entrance, café and the outdoor seating area on the upper level will be in a vibrant yellow to draw footfall to its warm and welcoming aesthetic, while the carpets, walls and seats in the cinema screening rooms will be a saturated blue.
This Is Really Local Group's second project, designed to provide a platform for Reading's established creative communities in art, film and music. All of the film and events programming will be carried out in house by a venue team based in Reading and will be a mix of art house, event cinema, locally produced material alongside more mainstream films.
So grab your loved one, take a break from the wed-min and have some quality time together!