[COM] Armada Arndale (Redevelopment) | $200m

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[COM] Re: Armada Arndale (Redevelopment) | $200m

#421 Post by Columbo » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:10 pm

Heard a whisper that the cinemas may reopen as Hoyts, not sure when though.
Would be a pity to see the facility not being utilised so hopefully its true.

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[COM] Re: Armada Arndale (Redevelopment) | $200m

#422 Post by Patrick_27 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:34 am

Columbo wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Heard a whisper that the cinemas may reopen as Hoyts, not sure when though.
Would be a pity to see the facility not being utilised so hopefully its true.
Highly doubt this. I'm on a national cinema forum and there has been no discussion of this but rather than most cinemas are winding back operations in SA and considering Hoyts already have plans for out at Hollywood Plaza, I don't see this ever happening.

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#423 Post by rev » Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:04 am

Patrick_27 wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:34 am
Columbo wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Heard a whisper that the cinemas may reopen as Hoyts, not sure when though.
Would be a pity to see the facility not being utilised so hopefully its true.
Highly doubt this. I'm on a national cinema forum and there has been no discussion of this but rather than most cinemas are winding back operations in SA and considering Hoyts already have plans for out at Hollywood Plaza, I don't see this ever happening.
Why would Hoyts open up at Hollywood Plaza when they have a cinema complex five minutes down the road at Parabanks/Salisbury?

The nearest Hoyts to Arndale is like 20 minutes away at Norwood, the other closest cinemas are the Reading at West Lakes.
The stupid move would be to open at Hollywood and not at Arndale.

If Hoyts take it over and renovate it, with the wider reclining seats for example, and the centres management add a couple of eateries adjacent and accessible to/from the cinemas, it would do quite well.

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[COM] Re: Armada Arndale (Redevelopment) | $200m

#424 Post by Patrick_27 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:19 pm

rev wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:04 am
Patrick_27 wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:34 am
Columbo wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Heard a whisper that the cinemas may reopen as Hoyts, not sure when though.
Would be a pity to see the facility not being utilised so hopefully its true.
Highly doubt this. I'm on a national cinema forum and there has been no discussion of this but rather than most cinemas are winding back operations in SA and considering Hoyts already have plans for out at Hollywood Plaza, I don't see this ever happening.
Why would Hoyts open up at Hollywood Plaza when they have a cinema complex five minutes down the road at Parabanks/Salisbury?

The nearest Hoyts to Arndale is like 20 minutes away at Norwood, the other closest cinemas are the Reading at West Lakes.
The stupid move would be to open at Hollywood and not at Arndale.

If Hoyts take it over and renovate it, with the wider reclining seats for example, and the centres management add a couple of eateries adjacent and accessible to/from the cinemas, it would do quite well.
It was touted as part of a redevelopment of Hollywood Plaza, but like I said, Hoyts are not in the market to expand, like most cinema chains they're winding back operations nationally but in particular here in SA. Any expansions we can expect would be from Wallis or Palace Nova, and with the Burnside Village extensive delayed and 88 O'Connell still in the works, I wouldn't hold my breath that either chain will be expanding anytime soon.

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[COM] Re: Armada Arndale (Redevelopment) | $200m

#425 Post by Brucetiki » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:39 pm

Patrick_27 wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:34 am
Columbo wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Heard a whisper that the cinemas may reopen as Hoyts, not sure when though.
Would be a pity to see the facility not being utilised so hopefully its true.
Highly doubt this. I'm on a national cinema forum and there has been no discussion of this but rather than most cinemas are winding back operations in SA and considering Hoyts already have plans for out at Hollywood Plaza, I don't see this ever happening.
Hoyts (and Armada) have confirmed that Hoyts will be opening at Arndale in June.

Hoyts are currently recruiting staff for Arndale.

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[COM] Re: Armada Arndale (Redevelopment) | $200m

#426 Post by Columbo » Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:01 pm

Brucetiki wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:39 pm
Patrick_27 wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:34 am
Columbo wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Heard a whisper that the cinemas may reopen as Hoyts, not sure when though.
Would be a pity to see the facility not being utilised so hopefully its true.
Highly doubt this. I'm on a national cinema forum and there has been no discussion of this but rather than most cinemas are winding back operations in SA and considering Hoyts already have plans for out at Hollywood Plaza, I don't see this ever happening.
Hoyts (and Armada) have confirmed that Hoyts will be opening at Arndale in June.

Hoyts are currently recruiting staff for Arndale.
Well it took a while but good to hear it's happening.

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[COM] Re: Armada Arndale (Redevelopment) | $200m

#427 Post by how good is he » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:23 pm

Hopefully they totally refurbish the place including new reclining chairs in the cinemas etc

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#428 Post by Brucetiki » Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:05 am

how good is he wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:23 pm
Hopefully they totally refurbish the place including new reclining chairs in the cinemas etc
I would assume they would be doing this - would be awkward opening up a Hoyts that looks like a Greater Union :D

Leave those antics to Foodland :D

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#429 Post by rev » Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:08 pm

They're refurbishing it, from the carpets to the seats to the front shop to the candy bar.

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[COM] Re: Armada Arndale (Redevelopment) | $200m

#430 Post by pushbutton » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:18 am

rev wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:08 pm
They're refurbishing it, from the carpets to the seats to the front shop to the candy bar.
That's fantastic news.

Hoyts is my favourite cinema brand. You basically have an almost identical experience to Gold Class at about half the price!

Arndale will probably be my closest cinema very soon too.

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[COM] Re: Armada Arndale (Redevelopment) | $200m

#431 Post by Columbo » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:56 pm

Brucetiki wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:05 am
how good is he wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:23 pm
Hopefully they totally refurbish the place including new reclining chairs in the cinemas etc
I would assume they would be doing this - would be awkward opening up a Hoyts that looks like a Greater Union :D

Leave those antics to Foodland :D
Wondering if some upgrades to Foodland may be about to start, a little bit slower now of course.
The massage shop next door relocated a while back and the former Bendigo Bank that has been used for a few different things over the last 12 months or so have now been boarded up as has the inside of Foodland that adjoins those shops. The small alley way between Foodland and The Reject shop has also been closed off.

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