Caerphilly County Borough Council has agreed plans to fund a £6 million cinema and associated restaurant units as part of the Retail Development Plateau proposals.
The Council is proposing to construct the cinema on the 0.27 Hectare (Ha) site and lease it to a commercial cinema operator. Caerphilly County Borough Council has recently selected Odeon as the preferred operator for the cinema.
Odeon is the largest cinema operator in the UK. There is currently no multiplex cinema within the county borough and a new cinema will serve communities within the wider area.
Odeon will bring a 5 screen state of the art all digital, 3D multiplex cinema to Bargoed. The cinema will also have the capability to receive satellite broadcasts, which will enable them to offer a diverse range of entertainment from around the world. Music, ballet, opera and sporting events can be viewed in real time.
Uniquely to Odeon Cinemas - and anticipated in the Odeon Bargoed - will be an in house fully equipped Costa Coffee and Ben and Jerry ice cream.
To complement the cinema development there are proposals for further units and car parking.
Site A: O.27 Ha site proposed for the new cinema development
Site B: 0.17 Ha site proposed for the A3 use
Site C: 0.16 Ha site proposed for parking provision
The popular Open Air cinema has been held in Bargoed since 2006. This family event is free and has attracted nearly 1,000 local people in the past with screenings such as Ice Age 2 and Mama Mia. It currently takes place twice a year in Spring and Autumn.