An ambitious new street market and drive-in cinema are coming to Trowbridge, as part of plans to foster a vibrant new quarter at Innox Mills.

From handmade arts and crafts and vintage clothing to street food, fresh produce and West Country ale and cider, Innox Market will offer a range of products against the backdrop of live music. 

Cinema Retrow will feature family-friendly films plus classics such as iconic ‘80s titles Back to the Future, Grease and Dirty Dancing and more recent release including Joker and Rocketman. Guests can pre-order food including hot dogs and burgers from local street food provider, JC’s Kitchen, which will be served by rollerblading waiters and waitresses.

Social distancing measures will be in place at the market to encourage visitors to shop safely and protect their fellow visitors and stallholders. Cinema Retrow will be a contactless event with tickets, food and drink ordered online. Cars will be also socially distanced and parked at the recommended distance apart, in line with the latest government guidelines. 

Innox Market will take place on the third Sunday of each month, starting on 19 July, at the new Innox Mills development, next to Trowbridge train station. Organised by the Innox Mills site owners with The Anonymous Travelling Market, the event will run from 10am-4pm and is the first in a number of initiatives planned for Trowbridge’s newest quarter.

Cinema Retrow will run from 7-9 August, with a programme of 13 feature film screenings of some all-time greats, family classics and newer favourites.

 

“We’re excited to be launching Innox Market and Cinema Retrow as a taster of things to come at Innox Mills,” said Jonathan Dean, Director of Innox Mills.

“It is our ambition to eventually make the market a permanent weekly fixture within the historic mills building and warehouses with a big emphasis on food and drink – and with outdoor play areas for children.

“We hope this new and exciting quarter will play a role in encouraging people to spend the day in Trowbridge. We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to our new market and helping to show the town off as a great place to live, work and visit.”

 

Jonathan added: “The safety of our visitors, cinema staff and stallholders is paramount, so we will have clear social distancing measures in place at both Innox Market and Cinema Retrow and have introduced measures such as pre-ordering food online when buying your film tickets or via an in-car app. We will also ensure that hand sanitisers will be made available for the market as well as clear markings to make sure everyone can maintain a safe distance, whilst enjoying their time.”

Cinema Retrow's charity partner is Wiltshire Air Ambulance, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. 

Wiltshire Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager Des Regan said: "We’re very grateful that Cinema Retrow has chosen to support the lifesaving work of Wiltshire Air Ambulance. The drive-in events at Innox Mills in Trowbridge will be a brilliant opportunity for people to go out and enjoy the cinema again at a safe social distance. I’m sure it will prove extremely popular with the people of Wiltshire.” 

 

Three hundred new homes are planned for Innox Mills, with a planning application due to be put forward in the coming months. Future plans for the historic town centre mills that are also being explored include an independent cinema and a co-workspace hub.

The site of Innox Market is within easy reach of Trowbridge station, the town centre and public car parks which are free to use on Sundays.

“As with all markets we run, we aim to bring producers and crafters together, creating artisan markets that have a great atmosphere, while offering something different for shoppers,” added Steve Dewaulder, owner of The Anonymous Travellers Market.

Full dates for the Innox Market in 2020 are as follows:

  • 16 August

  • 20 September

  • 18 October

  • 15 November

  • Plus a Christmas Market on 20 December

Find out more about films screening at the Cinema Retrow drive-in at: www.cinema-retrow.co.uk (or click on the main logo)

Want to promote your business in partnership with Cinema Retrow? Email info@cinema-retrow.co.uk

For more information on the Innox Mills Development and future events, visit: www.innoxmills.co.uk 
Facebook: @InnoxMills     Instagram: @innoxmills

Want to get involved in the Innox Market?
Stall holders, musicians and street entertainers should call 07795 321535 or email info@theatm.co.uk, visit www.innoxmarket.co.uk or click on the markets logo for more details for further information