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In the pedestrian part of the city center, but beware of the buses lanes.
on paved paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs
The Multiplex Revolution
In 1985, a leisure centre opened in the new town of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, and included a ten-screen 'multiplex' cinema that was designed and operated by an American company on exactly the same lines as its highly successful movie theatres in the United States, even to banning film advertising and opening on Christmas Day.
Attracting more than one million admissions within the first year, its immediate success paved the way for further multiplexes, usually in out-of-town sites close to motorways that allowed plentiful space for surface car parking and offered fast food outlets and other attractions for the key target audience, teenagers.
Multiplexes proliferated from 1989 onwards, mainly built by American companies and emphasising Hollywood movies, although in some areas the potential for showing Bollywood pictures has become a major factor.
In most instances, traditional cinemas were unable to compete and their demise contributed to the decline of many city centres. But some three-screen cinemas were further subdivided to provide ad-hoc equivalents of the multiplex. Planning guidelines issued by central government belatedly put a halt to most new out-of-town schemes and forced multiplex operators to build in city centres, often on the upper levels of new shopping malls.
This has led to a further reduction in the number of surviving older city centre cinemas, but unquestionably the viewing environment in the modern generation of multiplexes - large screens in large auditoria, state-of-the-art sound systems, stepped seating and generous leg room - has been a great improvement over the carved-up traditional cinemas.
Now the point has been overshadowed by the new complex in the Ski Dome.
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