PATRONS of Village Cinemas in Launceston can look forward to developments at the venue after Village Cinemas announced full ownership of all Tasmanian cinemas.
Village Cinemas chief executive Kirk Edwards said the purchase was a ``big opportunity for Launceston'' as the company has planned extensive refurbishments on the existing building.
``We know ourselves it's slightly overdue,'' Mr Edwards said.
Mr Edwards said Village was spending ``plenty, millions'' on the renovations to the Launceston site, which were due for completion by the end of 2013.
For the candy bar and ticket box ``we will basically bring a revamped colour scheme and introduce a digital component'', Mr Edwards said.
All seats in the cinema will be replaced and new front doors will be installed.
There are no plans to close the cinema during renovations.
``We will work out a program and alternate between screens,'' Mr Edwards said
Mr Edwards said the company was unable to provide a Gold Class cinema due to space but had looked at different sites in the past.
Patrons of Village Cinema in Launceston may have access to a variety of different films in future thanks to the purchase.
``It means we're a lot more flexible with what we can do,'' Mr Edwards said.
``We work very closely with distributors and we're 100 per cent able to choose [what is shown].''