Originally set for completion in Summer 2016, the eight screen complex run by The Light Cinema, is now due to be finished next spring instead.
Property Development company, Kier is expected to complete its handover to the tenants next month, where the cinema operator will install hi-tech extreme screens will be installed.
Deputy Leader of Walsall Council, Councillor Adrian Andrew was shown around the facility earlier in the week, and said that he is "delighted to see with my own eyes that Walsall's new cinema is on track to open early next year", and that “People are not going to be disappointed with this venue, which will nicely complement the existing leisure facilities in the Waterfront area".
Walsall's last town centre cinema closed in 1993 to make way for the regeneration in Park Street, and the venue was replaced by Poundland and Pure Gym.
Five bars and restaurants have also been included in the first phase of the development, including Bella Italia, Pizza Express, Chiquitos and Hungry Horse. Kier is also negotiating with a fifth tenant for the final unit.
Phil Dove, part of The Light Cinema also added that they are "confident that the Walsall public will very much appreciate this bespoke cinematic experience. The Light offers a unique social vibe and meets the individual and collective needs of the community."
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