December 18th, 2013

Living Ventures unveils plans to open cinema

By Dianne Bourne, Manchester Evening News

The company also owns a host of the city business district's popular bars and restaurants including The Alchemist, The Oast House, Australasia and Manchester House

Living Ventures unveils plans to open cinema

Bar and restaurant group Living Ventures has revealed plan for a "cinema bar" at Spinningfields in Manchester.

The company, which owns a host of the city business district's popular bars and restaurants including The Alchemist, The Oast House, Australasia and Manchester House, has revealed plans for its first cinema bar which will form an extension to its Artisan eaterie on the Avenue North.

Living Ventures boss Tim Bacon revealed the plans on his official Twitter account, saying: "Artisan is set to grow! Just secured the ground floor for a bit of Avenue lovin' with a cinema at first due to go in May."

He later added: "It is very exciting, I've always wanted to do a cinema bar."

Artisan opened earlier this year at the Avenue North, offering a menu of fire-baked pizzas, meat and fish dishes, and won a Best Newcomer nomination at this year's Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards.

Set over a vast 12,000 square foot, semi-industrial space, it also has a high profile apperance in the new Manchester United documentary, Class of '92, where the Reds greats including David Beckham and Paul Scholes, chat about their football careers.

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