The Light Sittingbourne officially opens its doors today (Friday 28 May) after the Mayor of Swale,
Cllr Paul Stephen cut the ribbon at the formal opening event on Thursday evening.
The Mayor was joined by The Lady Mayoress, Cllr Sarah Stephen and Cllr Monique Bonney in declaring the leisure venue open following a presentation where The Light Co-founder Keith Pullinger and CEO James Morris thanked the local council for their support.
Cllr Monique Bonney, cabinet member for property and economy at the council, said:
“I am delighted to have a really good quality scheme opening in the town.
The last year hasn’t been easy for anyone, but I am confident people will think it was worth the wait and will enjoy it for years to come.”
The opening of The Light, as part of the Spirit of Sittingbourne development at Bourne Place, will see the town become home to an eight-screen cinema, nine-lane boutique bowling alley, retro arcade and diner with three resident vendors serving up only the best quality pizzas, burgers, hotdogs, sides and desserts.
With a stellar opening lineup with the likes of Peter Rabbit 2, A Quiet Place 2, The Conjuring 3 and Nomadland all gracing their screens The Light can’t wait to get to get people back to watching films on the big screen.
James Morris commented:
“ We’re so excited to finally be opening our doors here in Sittingbourne and have been blown away by the response from the locals and the wider Kent area.
“We’re expecting to see over 2,500 people over the bank holiday weekend and can’t wait to welcome people to our venue!”
More information about The Light can be found at www.thelight.co.uk