Grab the popcorn, cinema is coming back to the CBD

The Perth CBD's newest retail offering will throw open its doors on September 17.

The new Raine Square development will open next week.

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Stage one of the $200 million Raine Square redevelopment, anchored by a new nine-screen cinema complex,  a Michelin-starred dim sum chain restaurant and a Coles, had been in the planning pipeline for more than four years and took 12 months to complete.

It will also feature 12 casual dining restaurants and a range of specialty stores.

The redevelopment forced the closure of popular after-work watering hole The Moon and Sixpence, which will be replaced by 12 casual dining restaurants and a range of new specialty stores.

Charter Hall is the developer behind the complex and head of office development Andrew Borger said it had involved a significant investment to plan and build.

The development will include a cinema complex.

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"Situated in the very centre of the CBD, accessed by thousands of commuters, office workers, shoppers and tourists each day, the redeveloped Raine Square will deliver a brand new, world-class retail, dining and entertainment precinct in the heart of the city,” he said.

"The revitalised design improves connectivity, site mobility and cleverly integrates heritage and contemporary design.

"There is a mix of new retail, specialty and dining venues and Perth CBD’s only cinema, making Raine Square one of the most unique, CBD-based entertainment and dining precincts."

Palace Cinemas’ chief executive Benjamin Zeccola said it would feature the most comfortable reclining leather seats and the best movies accompanied by bespoke bars and a rooftop terrace.

The precinct’s stage two fashion precinct was due for completion in December 2018.

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