A NEW cinema with space for 1,800 viewers across multiple screens will be built in the heart of Wembley.

The branch of Cineworld is due to open in 2013 next to the national stadium and Wembley Arena, following a deal with Quintain Estates, who own the land.

It is hoped the move will bring around 11m people to the area each year, more than double the current footfall.

Steve Wiener, CEO of Cineworld, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Quintain to be the cinema operator for Wembley City.

“Wembley is a vibrant development and the Cineworld cinema will be the first in the area for thirty years.”