Leisure seekers flock to the Riverwalk

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Durham’s latest leisure hub proves popular

Following the launch of ODEON Luxe Durham and Cosy Club at newly opened The Riverwalk this summer, both the cinema and Cosy Club have been well received by visitors and locals to Durham. Cosy Club has ‘received excellent feedback’ from its customers, while ODEON Luxe Durham has shown the year’s biggest blockbusters, from Spider-Man: Far From Home and Toy Story 4 to The Lion King and Rocketman, reporting a grand total of 386 sold out screenings!

Durham cinemagoers have been flocking to the only ODEON Luxe cinema in the North East, and have enjoyed watching the latest films from one of the 403 luxury handmade reclining seats across six screens and with the latest in-cinema technology. The cinema boasts a state-of-the-art iSense screen measuring the size of a double-decker bus, curved to maximise light reflection and packing cutting-edge Dolby Atmos 3D sound and 4K digital projectors that deliver almost nine million pixels for an even clearer, ultra-high definition picture. Along with this, all standard screens have Dolby 7.1 surround sound and stellar picture quality.

Miranda Harding, General Manager at ODEON Luxe Durham said: “We are so thrilled with how ODEON Luxe Durham has been received by the local community. We have had fantastic support since day one with really positive feedback from our guests. We look forward to continuing to welcome local film fans and continue growing our place in the community.”

This followed hot on the heels of the latest addition to The Riverwalk’s food and drink scene, with the opening of Cosy Club in July, celebrating the joys of relaxed dining, drinking and lounging in a fabulous, waterfront destination.

Cosy Club Managing Director, Amber Wood commented: “We’re thrilled to be part of such a fantastic development on The Riverwalk’s unique promenade. We saw lots of excited faces on our opening day and the site has been bustling ever since. We’ve had excellent feedback from our customers too, including positive comments on our delicious food and eccentric style!”

Nick Berry, Partner at Clearbell Capital, commented: “The opening of ODEON Luxe Durham and Cosy Club has seen people come in their droves to enjoy the new leisure hub. Since the completion of the Riverwalk, visitors to Durham have been able to enjoy magnificent views of the Castle and the Cathedral from the striking new riverside promenade, which will be home to many more exciting new restaurants and brands over the coming months.”

“The Riverwalk has created close to 80 new jobs which is an important boost for the local economy. It is great to see this destination come to life as we reach some key milestones in the development.”

The Riverwalk is a vibrant new shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Durham, with something for everyone. It will be home to some other exciting brands including Log Fire Pizza and Delaney’s Donkey.

The Riverwalk is owned by Clearbell Property Partners II LP (Clearbell), a fund managed by Clearbell Capital LLP.

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