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Date set for opening of new £4.5M cinema and restaurant complex

A new £4.5 million cinema complex in Craigavon – which is due to create more than 100 jobs – is due to open to the public in less than 10 weeks time.

The Omniplex facility – which will boast eight screens with a giant ‘MAXX’ screen – is being constructed on the former Irish Road Motors site at Highfield Heights.

It is the latest development for Omniplex, which has numerous cinemas both north and south, including at Market Street in Armagh, the Quays Shopping Centre in Newry and Lisburn.

The recruitment process for staff is currently underway for the development, with the search now on for a general manager.

It is expected that between 30 and 35 will be employed in the cinema itself.

The development also includes FOUR new restaurants and up to 65 new posts are being created there.

And parking will be a premium too, with 415 spaces available for visitors to the complex.

It has been a quick turnaround for the development, as plans for the major complex had only been lodged for approval last July.

In addition to the former car showroom, it also occupies a site which previously houses a charity shop and youth activity centre.

The finishing touches are now being put to the impressive complex and, according to Omniplex, it is due to open to the public on Wednesday, March 25.

Omniplex is also one of 30 employers who will be attending the Job Fair and Advice Forum which will be held at the Seagoe Hotel on Thursday, February 5, between 10am and 5pm.

For details of available career opportunities, keep an eye on www.omniplex.ie

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