The Loom is a modern retail, restaurant, and cinema complex in Leigh. The £50 million development opened at the end of 2011.
The major attraction here is Cineworld Leigh. The multiplex cinema offers 7 screens and is the only movie theatre in the town.
There’s a Nando’s restaurant next to the cinema. Anytime Fitness, a 24-hour gym, is also here.
The park is also home to a large Tesco Extra supermarket. It sells a wide range of groceries and also boasts a pharmacy, cash machines, a café, petrol station and car wash.
The Frankie and Benny’s restaurant here closed in 2019.
The Loom is situated on Derby Street in Leigh town centre, just off Spinning Jenny Way and opposite the Spinning Gate Shopping Centre. There’s a free (limited time) car park with spaces for over 800 vehicles.
Leigh Bus Station is just across the road (next to the Spinning Gate Shopping Centre). The nearest railway station is Atherton Train Station (approximately 3 miles away).
Reviews and Additional Information
whatever you do DO NOT park in this car park for a day out. I work across the road in Spinning Gate shopping centre and frequently park in Loom as the only other option is the pay and display at Spinning Gate. obviously with working 30 hours a week I don’t want to waste my hard earned money on parking per hour so I park in Loom. After receiving a fine in the mail, I was overcome with anger. How does they expect workers in the area to get to work at 6:30 in the morning? Would’ve been better off calling in sick because that’s my whole shift down the drain. Needs to be considered and changed ASAP, a serious problem.
Frankie & Benny’s is now permanently closed at this site. Hopefully a better restaurant will take it’s place.
Don’t go to the cinema and have a meal there. It will cost you an extra £100. I for one will be going elsewhere in future. The increase to 5 hours parking is obviously not enough. The holding company are not taking notice of people wanting to visit more than one venue.
I’ve just found this out. I took my children to two cinema showings last Sunday and went for dinner at Tesco in between the two. I now have a PCN for £60 which I have just appealed.
I’ll certainly be mindful of this in future and it’s a good reason not to take them to see two films in one day – at least not there anyway! We’ll go to the TC in future!
We have been visiting the Loom for a number of years but the change to car parking has now made is really difficult to have a meal and also watch a film due to the time limitation on parking; you could understand during ‘working’ hours this being enforced if the car park is being used as a ‘park and ride’. Leigh is no longer my choice of venue when you want to eat and watch a film and I’m sure I won’t be the only custom lost!
Really annoyed about parking limitations. You can’t see a film, especially one of the live performances viewed through cinemas, as they invariably last the four hours, and, with booking in time, you are over the limit. Forget having a meal as well! This must seriously affect business, and puts us off coming to Leigh!
The Cineworld website and this advertisement says free parking, what they fail to tell you is that if you go over 4 hours which is easily done when watching a film eating then doing a bit of shopping they charge you £60! After the incident I went back to see small signs up stating this but they are by no means eye catching and warn you against what is being said on-line. Definitely will not be giving any more business the “The Loom, Leigh”!
This page isn’t an advertisement. It’s just information only. I was aware of the four hour free parking limit but we can’t possibly mention every tiny detail relating to this complex.