First Newquay cinema since 1995

The Cornish resort of Newquay has a cinema for the first time in 16 years.

The newly-opened four-screen Lighthouse Cinema can seat 650 people and has two 3D screens.

WTW Cinemas said the complex was part of the company's development plan, and it had generated 25 new jobs in the town.

Newquay had been without a cinema since 1995 when the Camelot - now the Walkabout Bar - closed its doors for the final time.

'Very excited'

WTW Cinemas, which is a family-run business, also said it planned to refit the existing Plaza Cinema in Truro in 2012.

Managing Director David Williams said: "There has been much anticipation ahead of this moment and everyone involved in this project is very excited that the town will have a modern venue."

Mr Williams also owns and operates cinemas in Truro, Wadebridge and St Austell.

The town's mayor, Andy Hannan, and Newquay town centre manager Guy Thomas officially opened the building earlier.

Planning permission was granted in July 2009 and construction work began in May 2010.

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