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Orpington set for first cinema in 30 years

Fri 15 June 2012, 3:16 pm

A seven-screen Odeon would be the centrepiece of a 10 million development at Walnuts Shopping Centre.

Miller Developments, who are running the project – which would include four new retail units, three new restaurants and the remodelling of the public square – held a public consultation on May 31 and June 1 to take in the views of shoppers and residents.

Orpington MP Jo Johnson said: “This is fantastic news and a terrific vote of confidence. We need to bring a footfall to the town and there’s every reason for these plans to go through.”

“This scheme will revive a tired shopping centre and the initial response from local business owners has been good.”

Orpington last had a cinema in 1982 when the Commodore closed down in May of that year, being turned into a branch of McDonalds.

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