A new cinema chain is set to arrive in Sutton this week.

Omniplex Cinema Group has announced it will open a rebranded cinema on December 8 after acquiring the former Empire Cinema location at St. Nicholas Shopping Centre.

With the latest blockbusters like children’s fantasy film Wonka, historical blockbuster Napoleon and dystopian action title Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes gracing the festive lineup, film fans in Sutton can look forward to enjoying cinematic adventures in the comfort of the 12-screen multiplex cinema.

The official Empire Sutton account on Facebook said: “At Omniplex, our commitment goes beyond showcasing the latest blockbuster movies; from exclusive productions and opera to live sporting events, musicals, concerts, and ballet, our diverse programming caters to a wide range of tastes.

“Consistency and the highest standards of customer service, along with a clean and welcoming environment for our patrons is at the heart of what we do.

“Your enjoyment is our top priority."

Omniplex Cinema Group is investing £22.5 million over 18 months to acquire and renovate five existing Empire Cinema locations in Birmingham, Ipswich, High Wycombe and Clydebank and with additional locations to be announced in 2024. 

The cinema company is expanding to the UK, creating jobs and growing its presence in the British cinema market.

Paul John Anderson, Director of the Omniplex Cinema Group said: "We are thrilled to bring an Omniplex Cinema to Sutton and cannot wait to welcome movie enthusiasts through our doors.

“From the latest blockbusters to timeless classics, we look forward to creating unforgettable moments for our new customers.”

The cinema company is renowned for its state-of-the-art projection and digital sound facilities, as well as diverse programming which includes sporting events, musicals, concerts, and ballet in addition to the latest cinema releases.

Other site openings include Birmingham, Ipswich, Clydebank, and High Wycombe.