T he Taplin Group has appointed Vallco Developments to build the 930 seat, eight-screen cinema complex on land bounded by Milton, Cowper and Partridge streets. A two-level car park will be built near the cinema off Partridge St, as part of the project. Greater Union has won the contract to operate the new cinema which is planned to open in early summer 2016.
It has been projected that between 150 to 200 contractor jobs will be created during the construction stage and up to 80 ongoing full and part time positions in the cinema complex.
M anaging Director of Vallco – Antonio Vallelonga feels that this project was not only close to home but to his heart having been involved in business in the area for over 30 years. Andrew Taplin said ” this is so much more than just about a cinema complex – it’s about much-needed jobs for the area, and will provide a desperately-needed economic spin off for other businesses. We believe the proposed development will inject millions of dollars into the state’s economy – not just Glenelg – and will also help the precinct return to being a major tourism and entertainment area.” – Messenger