Leisure Director David Wallace writes about how cinema has regained its place at the heart of our town centres

Chapman Taylor Leisure Director David Wallace has written an Insight paper on the remarkable resurgence of moviegoing in popular culture over the last 30 years, and the way in which cinemas have once again become a central feature of successful town centres.

In his paper, David argues that the role of cinemas as key community fixtures has come full circle, with the revival of many town centre venues and the continuing popularity of out-of-town cinema developments.

David has decades of experience in creating state-of-the-art cinema environments which enhance movie-goers’ experience and maximise value and impact for cinema developers.

Chapman Taylor has designed and delivered many of the world’s largest and most striking cinema projects – from the Reel Cinemas complex in Dubai Mall to Star City in Birmingham and the Cineworld venues at the O2 Arena, Leicester Square and Wandsworth in London. We have also designed intimate, boutique cinemas such as that at the Rove Downtown Hotel in Dubai.

To read David’s Insight paper on how cinemas can help revitalise town centres, please click the link below.

How cinema can save your town – again!

David Wallace (B.Arch. Dip. Arch, RIBA)

Director, London

David joined Chapman Taylor’s London studio as a Director in 2015 and leads our work in the leisure and hospitality sectors.

He has over 25 years’ experience working internationally in the cinema sector, as well as the fast-moving Chinese hospitality market.

He has an established track-record and reputation for good design with an ability to deliver projects on time and to budget.

Areas of expertise:

Leisure / Hospitality

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