Old Town Hall

Old Town Hall

New ODEON cinema will deliver an economic boost

Oldham’s flagship regeneration project, the Old Town Hall cinema, will open to the public on October 21.

The Old Town Hall is set to be the heartbeat of the new Oldham town centre – one that has a great offer for families, visitors, business and people of all generations.

Work to convert the historic Grade II-listed building into a seven-screen ODEON cinema and restaurant complex – taking painstaking efforts to protect its heritage and beauty – is now almost complete.

The scheme is central to Oldham town centre’s regeneration plans and set to deliver a major economic boost, including new jobs.

ODEON’s new 789-seat multiplex has been built using the latest state-of-the-art technology, including an exclusive ISENSE screen, which allows guests to enjoy blockbusters on the venue’s largest ultra-high definition screen in luxury seating and with cutting-edge Dolby ATMOS sound to deliver an immersive experience.

There will also be the first new high-quality public space in decades – Parliament Square - next to the venue in Clegg Street, which will become the frontage to the new restaurants with external seating areas and play host to arts and cultural events.

A grand opening event will take place on the evening of October 21, showcasing a fitting tribute to Oldham’s past and an inspiring glimpse into its future.

A celebratory weekend will follow, boasting a wide range of family activities, music, attractions and performances with a cinematic theme.

Major restaurant deals announced 

We have agreed terms with five food and drink outlets who will take up residency in the venue.

Costa Coffee, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Loungers and Nando’s are all setting up shop in the building with a fifth to be announced soon.

Founded in 1971, Costa Coffee is one of the World’s leading coffee chains with well over 3,000 outlets worldwide.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK), established in 2001, has more than 70 restaurants across the UK, and a fast-growing profile. The company specialises in "gourmet burgers" and its outlets serve up a variety of crafted burgers.

Loungers, a contemporary café bar chain, was started by three friends who opened their first bar in Bristol in 2002. It has since rapidly expanded with around 80 restaurants now open or planned in UK towns.

Nando's is a hugely-popular international chain best known as the home of legendary flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken. First opening in the UK in 1992, the restaurant group now has more than 350 restaurants.

Jean Stretton, Oldham Council Leader, said: "Bringing exciting new dining options to the town centre will complement the cinema development, our Independent Quarter and our retail and leisure offer. Above all it will make for a great family experience and choice. “

Barry Roberts, North West area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “The Old Town Hall development will provide a real boost to the local economy and significantly improve the town’s leisure offering, so it’s great to see such high-profile, high-calibre brands signing up to be part of the scheme.”

Just two restaurant units remain available at the Old Town Hall.


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