Leeds & West Yorkshire

Leeds IMAX cinema plans approved

White Rose Shopping Centre
Image caption The cinema application is to be referred to the Secretary of State

Plans have been approved in principle for a new 11-screen cinema, including an IMAX screen, in Leeds.

The cinema is part of proposals to expand the White Rose Shopping Centre, and the application will now to be referred to the secretary of state.

The plans panel approved the scheme despite objections from the National Media Museum (NMM) in Bradford.

The NMM argued the new development would "affect the vitality and viability of Bradford city centre".

The museum also said there were plans to upgrade its IMAX screen in Bradford.

As well as the cinema complex, to be operated by Cineworld, the plans also include six new restaurant units.

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