White River Cinema is part of the regeneration of the former Alymer Square in the town centre of St Austell, and opened its doors for the first time in December 2008. The cinema is the first purpose built cinema complex to be built in Cornwall for over 70 years and features all the latest in cinema technology.
The cinema has four screens all on first floor level which can be accessed from the ground floor lift and stairs. In each screen there are two rows of leather ‘rocker’ seats which are unique to Westcountry Cinemas.
All auditorium are equipped with Digital six channel (5.1) sound systems and wall to wall screens for maximum picture size. All Screens feature NEC Digital Projectors, and Screen One retains the ability to show 35mm film.
Screen One is also equipped with a MasterImage 3D system, enabling it to show Digital 3D movies.
Each auditorium has designated wheelchair spaces, infra-red hearing systems, audio description and subtitling facilities.
The cinema also has a licensed bar on its first floor for patrons to enjoy a quiet drink prior to the start of the film.
Uniquely, the cinema is the third cinema in St Austell that WTW Cinemas has operated, having previously been in charge of The Capitol in Alexandra Road, and The Filmcentre in Chandos Place.