New boutique cinema and café bar could open in Scarborough town centre

A new bar, café and boutique cinema could be coming to Scarborough soon – all under the same roof.

Monday, 28th June 2021, 12:38 pm
Updated Monday, 28th June 2021, 12:40 pm

Plans have been lodged with Scarborough Council to open Serenity in the former Carousel shop in St Nicholas Street.

The application by BPS Bars Ltd states that the business would operate as a café during the day before switching to the bar and cinema in the evening.

The plans are now out to consultation.

A new bar, café and boutique cinema could be opening in the former Carousel shop in St Nicholas Street. (Photo: Google)
A new bar, café and boutique cinema could be opening in the former Carousel shop in St Nicholas Street. (Photo: Google)

In the supporting documents submitted to the council it expands on what the business would provide.

It adds: “The name itself lends itself to a serene environment. The café will be operated between the hours of 9am to 5.30pm serving hot/cold drinks and a selection of cold foods

“A customer can have a quick bite to eat for their lunch break or with a group and unwind with an adult beverage when the bar activities commence, then join us for a film afterwards.”

There will be two “mixologists” on hand when it becomes a bar to prepare “delicious and quirky” drinks and cocktails.

The submission also explains how the boutique cinema will operate: “Daily film screenings of movies on a projection screen, where the audience will be seated in the downstairs area of the venue.

“Screenings take place during the working hours of the bar and café and abiding by approved timescales outlined on our approved premise licence.”

The premises licence, granted earlier this year, allows the venue to open until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays and until midnight the rest of the week.

Films will be shown at 6pm and 8.30pm during the week and would not be allowed to go on past midnight. There would be morning and afternoon screenings at the weekend.

The planning application for a change of use for the building is now out to consultation.