A company that could run a new £2.2 million luxury cinema in Aberdeen has been revealed.
It is understood The Light Cinema chain is in negotiations to occupy the 800-seat, seven-screen complex that is earmarked for the Bon Accord Centre.
Developer BMO Real Estate Partners has been given permission to build a cinema in the centre’s empty bowling alley.
New images have been released as part of plans to improve signage around the centre, which feature the tenants’ logos, including one from The Light.
The Light currently has 10 cinemas, with another one due to open in Dundee later this year.
The new signs are part of a rebranding drive by owner Aberdeen Shopping Centre Ltd, which will see “St Nicholas Centre” dropped from its name.
A spokeswoman for thecentre said the long-term redevelopment of the site is now moving forward.
She added: “As part of this we will gradually start to use the Bon Accord name only and over the next few months all our signage and branding in the malls will be refreshed to reflect this.”
The changes would include 40 illuminated wall-mounted signs around the centre.
Improvements to the entrances would feature high-quality LED face-illuminated letters as the main signs. The default colour will be white, but can be co-ordinated with city events. It is hoped the move will “create sense of place with a clear and improved identity”.
The spokeswoman added: “We have a number of exciting announcements coming up this year and we very much look forward to sharing these with all of our customers in due course.”
The Bon Accord Centre has lodged plans to increase the mall by 9,500sqft – which would include new shops, food outlets, hotels and office space.
It would also include demolishing Santander and the Co-operative outside its George Street entrance.