Plans to expand King’s Lynn cinema are rolling on

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A project to expand Lynn’s Majestic Cinema is making progress.

Owners PDJ Management received planning permission to put up a four storey extension on to the Tower Street cinema to accommodate three extra screens.

The owners are due to be submitting another planning application shortly to alter the current structure of the listed building.

The cinema currently has three screens but is hoping to increase this to six or seven.

Owner Paul Jervis said: “We are in very close talks with a number of people on the best route to take on this.

“We will soon apply for an alteration to the planning we have.

“We are looking for permission to alter the current structure of The Majestic.

“We want something which is a bit more straight forward.

“The Majestic is a huge building and it is a shame not to utilise it.”

West Norfolk Council and the Vancouver Quarter are among those involved in the discussions.

In January 2013, permission was granted for a four-storey extension to include three new screens, each with seating for 95 people. In total, the six screens would be able to accommodate 901 people.

The Majestic is coming off the back of a busy weekend in which more than 2,500 advance tickets for the bonkbuster, 50 Shades of Grey.

Mr Jervis said: “I am extremely pleased with the Majestic. It is a fabulous cinema.

“It is offering incredible value and our admission has risen to reflect that.”