Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay was designed for WTW Cinemas by specialist cinema architects NDBA Architects of Cheshire, and constructed by ISG Pearce.
The cinema is situated on the corner of Crantock Street, King Street and Chapel Hill. The purpose built complex occupies the site of the former Victoria Cinema and Vic Bars Public House. Two houses and a car park were also involved in the demolition to provide the cinema site.
The cinema opened in May 2011, bringing a much needed facility back to Newquay for the first time in 16 years.
There are four screens, two on the ground floor and two on the first floor, which are accessible via stairs or the foyer lift.
The cinema has hosted the Cornwall Film Festival on 3 occasions as well as the British Surf Film Festival twice. Live Comedy Nights have proved popular and the cinema is also available as a conference venue.
In July 2014 the cinema commenced live satellite transmissions, the first of which was Andre Rieu’s 10th Anniversary Concert, followed the next day by Monty Python live from the O2. Live theatre shows, opera and ballet from around the UK and abroad will bring live shows to Newquay for the first time.
In April 2015 the cinema was delighted to host the premiere of the locally made and produced film ‘Tin’, which was attended by the director, actors and crew of the film, as well as a sell out audience which included BBC radio film critic Mark Kermode.
The cinema features all digital NEC projection, Screens One and Four feature MasterImage 3D systems. All auditoriums are equipped with 5.1 Digital sound systems and wall to wall screens for maximum picture size.
Screens One and Four feature Dolby Surround 7.1 sound for selected films.
Screen 1, the largest auditorium, has a raised stage area and facilities capable for live entertainment, conferencing and special presentations.
The ground floor features the box office and concession areas, alongside a small licensed bar for patrons to enjoy a drink prior to their movie starting.
Lighthouse Cinema opened in May 2011 – present, built and operated by local family owned business WTW Cinemas (abbreviation of W.T. Williams).
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All screens are accessible to wheelchair users, with Screens One & Two on the ground floor, and Screens Three & Four on the first floor accessible either via the foyer stairs or lift.
All screens have sound enhancement (Infra-Red Systems) for the hard of hearing.
All screens are equipped with Subtitling systems and also Audio Description for the visually impaired.
Should you require any assistance with your visit, please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff
Telephone: 01637 878650
(Box office is open half an hour before the first performance of the day, and closes at 9pm)
24hr automated telephone information line: 0871 2003304