LATEST NEWS - Week commencing Monday 25th February 2019

LONDON (West End): Proposals for second phase of development at St James's Market presented
The area also includes the former Carlton Cinema on Haymarket, which received Grade-II listed status in 2018, where enhancements to the façade are proposed,
involving the removal of the modern advertising hoarding and careful cleaning of the front elevation, in support of the broader vision of the St James’s Conservation Area.
The Crown Estate and its partners Oxford Properties will come forward with proposals for the interior of the cinema separately.

BOURNEMOUTH: Westover Road cinemas owner is working up new plans
The developer which paid more than £6.15million for Bournemouth’s two former cinemas in Westover Road is intending to submit new plans for them.

DAVENTRY: Approval for £8.2m cinema scheme
At its meeting on Wednesday 20 February, Daventry District Council’s planning committee approved the application for Mulberry Place, a four-screen cinema with two restaurants and public square on land north of High Street.

DEAL: This unassuming building is home to hundreds of years of film history
The Museum of the Moving Image, on Stanhope Road, opened on April 27 of last year and is curated by David Francis and Joss Marsh. The couple gave up paid work to create the museum from their own resources.

FARNHAM: New 60-seater cinema to open before Christmas
The 60-seater cinema is the centrepiece of a ‘vibrant mixed-use development’ recently approved by East Hampshire District Council.
A restaurant, new frontage building and pair of townhouses are also part of the approved scheme to redevelop the Anchor Garage site.
GRANTHAM: Investing in the future of Grantham for all
Coun Matthew Lee, Leader of South Kesteven District Council says "My vision to regenerate Grantham and to make major investments in our town are really starting to take shape.
In less than a fortnight we will be handing over the keys of the new five-screen cinema building to the Savoy to begin their fit out."

GREAT YARMOUTH: ‘The doors will soon reopen’ - Royalty owner vows cinema will return
The Jays family, who own the Royalty building in Great Yarmouth, site of the previous Hollywood cinema which closed down earlier this month, have vowed that cinemas will return to the seaside town.

HASLEMERE: New 60-seater cinema to open before Christmas
Kate Grose believes The Living Room Cinema will be “fantastic” and could become the heart of the village when it opens.
The 60-seater cinema is the centrepiece of a ‘vibrant mixed-use development’ recently approved by East Hampshire District Council.

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD: Capital & Regional signs 25-year lease with Empire Cinemas
Capital & Regional, a UK-focussed REIT with a portfolio of in-town community shopping centres, has signed a 25 year lease without break with Empire Cinemas, for a brand new, nine-screen cinema with a total of 924 seats at its centre in Hemel Hempstead.

LEICESTER: Lights camera action for £7m transformation project
The bid was first revealed in December 2017 and includes two new 70-seater cinemas, a new bar, open-air terrace and digital art gallery.
The Phoenix 2020 project will include the creation of a two-storey, 12,916 sq ft extension to the current building, taking it over the outdoor area next to the Phoenix café and onto part of the car park.

PLYMOUTH: Last film set to be shown at historic Reel Cinema
The projectors at The Reel cinema will whir into life for possibly the last time next week as the business prepares to close its doors.
The screening of Mark Wahlburg–fronted Instant Family at 8.30pm on Thursday will be the final showing at the cinema.

REDCAR: Art Deco cinema saved...
An Art Deco cinema could be saved under a £30m investment scheme which will also see a new 40-bedroom hotel coming to Redcar.
The proposed scheme includes a revamp of the Regent Cinema...

SCARBOROUGH: Council urged to drop plans for (North Bay) cinema
The leader of Scarborough Council’s opposition group has called on the authority to ditch plans for a cinema in the town’s North Bay, after news of a fresh delay.
Cllr Steve Siddons, who leads the Labour Group on the council, also said the authority should look once more at developing a multiplex in the town centre.

SHREWSBURY: Cinema, restaurants and gym plan for Pride Hill Shopping Centre
Cinema screens, restaurants and a gym could see one of Shrewsbury’s shopping centres transformed into a new leisure zone for the town.
Shropshire Council leader Peter Nutting said the council is pleased with how the first year of its management of the town’s Pride Hill and Darwin Shopping Centres has gone, with £2.4 million revenue brought in.