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Ten-year wait for new cinema over

The Vue cinema under construction
The Vue cinema is part of the Newbury Vision 2025 project

A 1,000-seat multiplex cinema has opened in Berkshire after a 10-year campaign by residents.

The seven-screen Vue cinema opened on the south side of the Kennet Centre shopping complex in Newbury.

It is part of West Berkshire Council's Newbury Vision 2025 project that aims to create a number of "quarters" across the town.

Other projects include work at The Broadway with new paving, seating, cycle racks and trees.

There is also the £130m Parkway development, involving 64 new shops, a department store and new homes, and the canalside Wharf Project.

Projects already completed include improvements to Bartholomew Street, and upgrading Market Place and Northbrook Street.

Work began on the cinema in July 2008.



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