PLYMOUTH’S MILLENNIUM COMPLEX VENUE TO REOPEN
New owners have taken on the legendary Millennium / Warehouse complex on Union St and are planning to reopen it in time for the summer. Originally opened in 1931 as The Gaumont Palace, the cinema held 2,252, before becoming a nightclub in the eighties. Back in it’s heyday of the 90’s, the venue hosted historic parties by Dreamscape, Obsession and Scream amongst others, attracting thousands of clubbers from across the South West every Friday and Saturday night to see great acts such as Carl Cox, Pete Tong, Sasha and Digweed amongst many others. When the dance music scene changed, national nightclub operators, Luminar Leisure took over the venue, redeveloped and re-named it Millennium and catered for the more mainstream weekender revellers. However, it was closed in 2004 when they also had Destiny/Hero’s nightclub, (now called Oceana) on the Barbican Leisure Park and the venue has remained shut ever since. The new owners are investing over one million pounds and have grand plans for the venue, with the main aspect to help rejuvenate Union Street by using the building to kick start the heart beat of the local area, hopefully enticing additional developers to look upon Union Street as a prosperous area.
Once reopened, the building will be a multi purpose venue, and not just a nightclub, plans include having a bistro/cafe open to the local community during the day. The new venue will also see previously unused space being redeveloped into industrial units for the local community or local charities to use and overall, the new venture will create up to 100 jobs within Plymouth area.
by 247 Magazine