Omniplex Cinema Group broke its two-week admission record welcoming more than 570,000 cinemagoers across its 37 cinema locations during the phenomenal opening 14 days of Barbie and Oppenheimer. The surge in admissions, also fuelled by blockbusters such as the latest Mission Impossible, Pixar’s Elemental and Indiana Jones The Dial of Destiny, beat the group’s previous 14-day record set in July 2018 when Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, The Incredibles 2 and Mission Impossible: Fallout were the headline features.

Mark Anderson, Director of Omniplex group, said “Welcoming the equivalent of an ‘Aviva Stadium’ of cinemagoers nearly every day for two weeks requires a lot of dedicated Staff and Management to ensure the comfort and safety of all patrons. Omniplex are so incredibly lucky to have amazing teams to serve customers, clean up after those customers and keep the popcorn stocked for the next customers! Thank you to all our Staff, Management and Support Teams for all their dedication and hard work. And of course, thank you to our loyal Omniplex customers and MyOmniPass members for their custom and their love of cinema. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.”

Since June 2021, Omniplex Cinema Group has opened 4 brand new locations, in Ballinasloe, Belfast, Killarney, and Mullingar. Soon the group’s 38th cinema location will be open in Scotch Hall Shopping Centre, Drogheda.

The group recently completed the acquisition of the Scotch Hall Shopping Centre in Drogheda. The transaction, finalised before Christmas, will see the 254,656 sq.ft (23,658 sq.m) development, including a 629-space multi-storey car park, added to the extensive Omniplex property portfolio.

Speaking of the acquisition, Omniplex Holdings ULC Managing Director, Paul Anderson said ‘Having operated cinemas in Drogheda for over 50 years, we know the town very well. We are delighted to be able to invest further in the area and secure the future of the Scotch Hall Shopping Centre. Opening the cinema in Scotch Hall is the top priority and our teams are already onsite planning the fit-out.’