Langley’s Cascades Casino is set to undergo a multi-million expansion that includes a new bingo hall, a classy restaurant called Atlas Steak + Fish, a roof patio with a raised garden and an additional gaming area. To make space for the new amenities, Langley’s Cascades Casino plans to remove the Summit Theatre, which is being touted as one of the largest venue of this kind in Langley, British Columbia.
The 23,000 square foot expansion is set to begin sometime next year, supposing that everything goes on schedule. The expansion is expected to create around 100 new job opportunities and capitalize on the opportunity to attract both gambling and non-gambling tourists.
On 20th November this year, Langley City council gave a key approval to the expansion project of the Cascades Casino Hotel and Convention Centre in Langley City. All members supported the expansion project. Casino director of public relations Tanya Gabara told the reporters from the local news agency Langley Times that once the expansion project is completed, Cascades Casino is to be the only full-fledged entertainment complex in Langley City.
Cascades Casino’s Expansion Project in Details
The expansion project includes the removal of the 420-seated Summit Theatre and bingo hall Playtime Gaming. The live performance venue is to host its last performance on 31st December, before it closes on 1st January. The concert promoter of Rock.It Boy Entertainment, Rob Warwick, announced that the artists, who have already booked their performances at the Summit Theatre for the next year will perform at the Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley.
It is interesting to note that the theatre opened its doors for the first time in 2005 and some of Langley’s largest events, shows and concerts were performed here. Some people are concerned that the closing of the theatre may have a negative effect on the city’s cultural life. The city of Langley faces a big problem, and that is the lack of live performance venues. In 2013, the Langley City and Township councils joined forces to look for various opportunities in an attempt to build an arts center.
As aforementioned, Langley has a very limited number of live performance venues. However, Gabara asserted that the gambling complex will continue with its tradition to play host to some of the biggest live events, even though the project does not include the construction of another theatre. She added that the entertainment events are to be performed in the Cascades ballroom and “Atlas” restaurant. Apart from that, Cascades Casino’s clientele is welcomed to enjoy DJ entertainment every Friday and Saturday night at Match Eatery & Public House. Casino officials are expected to present plans for live entertainment events in the coming months.