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Mailbox: three screen cinema confirmed in redevelopment

Everyman Cinema at Birmingham Mailbox Image copyright MAILBOX
Image caption A three-screen cinema will open later this year

A three-screen cinema is to be built at Birmingham's Mailbox shopping centre as part of its redevelopment.

Operated by the Everyman group, the cinema will include a fully licensed bar and is expected to be opened before the end of the year.

Contractors Galliford Try have been appointed to redevelop the 14-year-old shopping centre.

Other developments will include a new roof, larger public areas and a new 45,000 sq ft Harvey Nichols store.

A number of fashion and other retailers have also signed agreements to take on stores.

The cinema, which will feature both 2D and 3D films, will be based in "existing units next to The Mailbox's Tesco Express", said Marcus Kingsland, spokesman for The Mailbox.

Andrew Myers, chief executive officer of Everyman Media Group, said it was the company's first development in the Midlands.

Everyman currently operate 10 other cinemas, in London and Leeds.

The full redevelopment of The Mailbox is due to be completed in 2015.

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