Mark Saunders, Stephen Lewis and Darran Smith from Fladgate attended the recent Leisure Property Forum discussion on key trends in the cinema market.
The talk was led and hosted by Toby Hall from CBRE at their offices in Henrietta Place with representatives of the some of the main competitors giving an update on how they are doing in the market and what new developments are in the pipeline. They included Rob Kenny (Curzon), Keith Pullinger (The Light) and David Windross (VUE) and was followed by a Q and A session led by Sarah Fox of Hammersons.
The talk shows the cinema industry in good health with several new developments due to open and increase the 330+ multiplex cinemas currently operating in the country. The message was very much that the need to continue developing new themes and experience was going to be the key to survival in a competitive market.