Since we opened the 88-seat Northampton Filmhouse three years ago, we have welcomed over 121,000 film-goers. With a loyal following established, work has now just started on building a second screen.
As a result of the success of the Northampton Filmhouse, we are now working with Daventry District Council and its development partner, Henry Boot Developments Ltd, to progress plans which will see the inclusion of a cinema in the proposed redevelopment of Daventry Town Centre.
As Daventry’s population is set to almost double by 2021, Daventry District Council is working in partnership with a range of organisations to deliver its Town Centre Vision, a regeneration programme aimed at improving the town’s amenities and economic and social vitality. As part of these ambitious plans to create a sustainable, thriving town, there is the potential for the inclusion of a cinema.
We will be leading a consultation process to establish what the people of Daventry would like to see in their cinema. Plans for the cinema will be developed in response to this consultation and the needs of the local community, but there is the expectation that the new cinema could include up to three screens showing a mix of mainstream and independent films. If the project goes ahead, it is anticipated that the cinema would be developed and operated by Royal & Derngate as tenants of Daventry District Council.