Why is Basildon called Bas Vegas?

Why is Basildon called Bas Vegas?

The Festival Leisure Park is colloquially known as “Bas Vegas”. The name originated from a proposed Casino development on the site.

What shops are at Festival Leisure Park Basildon?

Existing occupiers include B&Q, Poundstretcher, Carpetright, Pets at Home, Argos, Currys/ PC World, Wrens Kitchens, TK Maxx, ScS, Halfords, DFS,…

How many screens does Cineworld Basildon have?

Nearby Theaters Seating capacities range from 538 in screen 12 (the largest), to 146 in screens 3 & 10 (the smallest) with a total capacity for 2,902.

Is Cineworld Basildon open?

CINEWORLD – TEMPORARILY CLOSED – Basildon Festival Leisure Park.

Is Basildon poor?

Almost half of the children are living in poverty in an area of Basildon. Estimates based on new figures from the Department of Work and Pensions show in an area covering the village of Crays Hill, 45 per cent of children are living in a working family with less than 60 per cent of the national average income.

What is 4DX 2d?

4DX is a state-of-the-art film technology developed by CJ 4DPLEX which delivers an immersive multi-sensory cinematic experience. 4DX incorporates on-screen visuals with synchronized motion seats and environmental effects such as water, wind, fog, scent, snow and more, to enhance the action on screen.

How old is a child at Cineworld?

Age Categories for Cineworld Cinemas Tickets

Ticket type Age restriction where applicable
Children Up to 14 years old
Students 15 to 17 years old
Students 18+
Senior Citizen

Is Basildon safe?

Basildon is the most dangerous major town in Essex, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Essex’s 319 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Basildon in 2020 was 122 crimes per 1,000 people.

Is Basildon nice to live?

Overall, Basildon is a pleasant and comfortable place to live. There are two main roads out of Basildon. The road to the North connects the town with London and the road to the south connects to Southend. There are three rail stations in Basildon, all on the London, Tilbury and Southend line.

Is Basildon station in walking distance to Festival Leisure Park?

Basildon station is not in walking distance and Festival Leisure park is not on bus routes but there is a free car park. Tell us more about this venue.

Where is the Cineworld in Basildon?

This is an 18 screen Cineworld, formerly Empire Basildon, on the Festival Leisure park. Basildon station is not in walking distance and Festival Leisure park is not on bus routes but there is a free car park.

What’s new in Basildon?

Basildon south-west area nature trail opened. The new route of bridleways and footpaths was provided to link up with the existing country parks at One tree Hill and Westley Heights in Langdon Hills.

Where are the best places to visit in Basildon?

Festival Hall in Pipps Hill Close, Basildon opens. Seating 1,500, the hall, which was one of the largest in South East Essex, opened on the site of the former Aquatels Zoo and Ecology Centre (Basildon Zoo). A wide variety of events including presentations, pop concerts and boxing contests were staged there.