A NEW cinema has opened in the city and the owners held a magnificent opening night to celebrate.

The vintage-looking double doors to Everyman, on Endless Street, opened to VIP guests on Thursday, June 1.

Plans to convert the old Gala Bingo hall into a movie theatre were submitted to Wiltshire Council on May 26, 2022.

Since then, the building has undergone a significant refurbishment and now has four screening rooms, each with its own unique aesthetic.

Swindon Advertiser: Screen room one.Screen room one. (Image: Spencer Mulholland)

There are multiple seating areas decorated with vintage furniture and two bars.

One is downstairs outside screens one in two while the other is upstairs outside screens three and four.

Screen one's room is the largest and has six curved rows of plush red sofas decorated with cushions.The room housing screen two is much smaller and more intimate with orange and grey seating.

Upstairs, screen three and four are roughly the same size. One room is decorated with black, cream and zebra print while the other is styled with green and floral prints.


Swindon Advertiser: Screen three's room.Screen three's room. (Image: Spencer Mulholland)

During the launch night, complimentary samples of food and drink from the cinema's menu were handed out to guests.

After a chance to look around the place, followed by a speech, guests were invited to watch a film.

Everyman screened The Little Mermaid, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret and Shakespeare In Love.