A new 10-screen cinema and dining precinct will arrive in Weston Street, Brunswick by 2020.
Sparkly Bear – adopted from the locals’ nickname for the nearby Barkly Square shopping centre – will be the fourth cinema from the team behind the Classic, Lido and Cameo Cinemas in Elsternwick, Hawthorn and Belgrave respectively.
Film lovers can expect rooftop screenings during summer. Both new releases and beloved classics will be played throughout the year.
A live performance space for local artists including musicians and comedians will also feature inside the repurposed industrial building.
Although the tenants are yet to be locked in, dining options will focus on small-scale Victorian producers and makers.
Sparkly Bear is due to open by 2020 at 1–5 Weston Street, Brunswick.