Facebook page set up in support of a Vue cinema for Corby

An artist's impression of the Vue cinema planned for Corby town centre

An artist's impression of the Vue cinema planned for Corby town centre

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A Facebook campaign has been launched in support of a plan by Corby town centre owners Helical Bar to build a £10m Vue cinema complex.

In the 24 hours since the Corby’s Vue Cinema page was set up, it has attracted 471 likes.

On Tuesday (April 8) Corby councillors postponed making a decision on the cinema proposals after taking independent legal advice.

The move follows concerns raised by Mulberry Developments over the impact the eight-screen complex, planned for Elizabeth Street, would have on its Savoy cinema being built in George Street.

Work started on that six-screen cinema on the former Tresham College site on Monday.

The Vue planning application was due to be approved at the meeting of the council’s development control committee but was postponed at the last minute.

Corby town centre owners Helical Bar refused to comment on the delay.

Legal advice to the council said that if, instead of two cinemas it was two supermarkets being considered, it would be natural for each company to address the effect of the other on viability.

For that reason counsel recommended a deferment.

Work to prepare the site for the Vue cinema has been going on for months.

Crown House has already been demolished and the multi-storey car park was due to come down in September.