Independent cinema group Everyman is set to open a boutique cinema in the heart of the 67-acre King’s Cross estate.
The King’s Cross Partnership has agreed a deal to lease 9,000 sq ft three-screen Everyman in the office building known as R7, which was given the go-ahead by Camden Council in April.
R7 is located on Handyside Street, adjacent to the University of the Arts London; the planned opening date for the cinema is Q3 2017.
Including King’s Cross, Everyman Cinema will now have 16 venues, ranging from the iconic 100-year-old Screen on the Green to the latest space in Crossrail Place at Canary Wharf. The partnership with at King’s Cross will add another layer to the area’s amenities which already include bars and restaurants, fantastic public parks and squares, arts and exhibition spaces and the new public swimming pools and gym in Camden Council’s new headquarters.
Everyman released its 2015 interim results on Monday, showing revenue for the six-month period ending 30 June 2015 is up 31%, with a strong growth in admissions and net spend per customer.
This will bethe second partnership between King’s Cross and Everyman Cinema, who set up a hugely successful pop up space at the King’s Cross Filling Station in 2013.
The boutique cinema will offer a unique user experience, with quality at its core, from the service of food and drink, to the seating and films on offer. The handpicked programme will combine carefully chosen new releases alongside a curated film schedule and an array of exclusive live events.
Speaking about the exciting new venture, Crispin Lilly, CEO at Everyman, said:
“Our aim is to create a truly memorable experience that exceeds expectations and reaches the highest standards possible in comfort and entertainment. We’re very excited about our next project at King’s Cross and look forward to being part of this emerging and exciting part of London.”
Will Colthorpe from Argent (King’s Cross) added:
“We are delighted to announce that Everyman Cinema will be bringing its very special approach to going to the movies to King’s Cross. We’re sure the area’s eventual 40,000 new residents and business people, and of course everyone already in the area, will enjoy using it.”