LATEST NEWS - Week commencing Monday 10th February 2020

LONDON (Feltham): Cineworld could undergo a major overhaul with state-of-the-art facilities
Plans include renovating and expanding the existing cinema, bringing the total number of screens to 15, including one of the only London super-screens.

BRISTOL: Adults are having to use toddler booster seats after Cineworld blunder
The new seats installed at screen 12 of the Cineworld in Hengrove is not a tiered screening room meaning some have complained about trouble seeing over seats in front...
A spokesperson for Cineworld apologised to customers... and are working hard to find a solution for customers.

CLEVEDON: Funding grant pushes Curzon Cinema closer to roof
The Curzon cinema has received a £75,000 donation from the Garfield Weston Foundation, taking its fundraising total to £570,000.
Work will start in late February 2020 and be completed in around six months.

HARWICH: Electric Palace is halfway to its £50k target
The Electric Palace Cinema, in King’s Quay Street, Harwich, has been undergoing a £750,000 restoration project to prevent the building’s ceiling from collapsing.
But last January work ground to a halt as asbestos was discovered in the roof and Historic England had to put the cinema on the Heritage at Risk Register and money was obtained to fund the £650,000 asbestos removal.
The cinema’s trustees then launched a fundraising page in December to secure a further £50,000 to complete the project.
More than £7,000 was raised in donations, and now a £25,000 grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation has brought the funding to £33,700.

LANCASTER: Former cinema will be demolished to create student apartment block
Council officers say the loss of the former cinema is 'regrettable'.
The historic Palace Theatre on Dalton Square closed in 1974 and later became a nightclub and children's soft play centre.

MANCHESTER: Bosses at cinema chain Showcase say they're looking for a new site after plans for new school at Belle Vue were revealed
The plan would see controversial proposals for a new school in nearby Nutsford Vale, fiercely opposed by some residents, scrapped.
The emergence of the plans was met with surprise in some quarters as Showcase is still open to the public.
It will remain open for the time being, bosses told the Manchester Evening News.

MARLOW: Everyman Cinema could be coming but nothing confirmed as of yet
It is rumoured that Marlow could be the latest town in the UK to get an Everyman Cinema.
It is also alleged that the potential cinema will be built on the former Market Hall/Crown Hotel/Steamer Trading Company premises...

NUNEATON: New cinema plans take a step forward
Plans to regenerate Nuneaton town centre are on the cusp of a major milestone - deciding who will champion the new cinema, bar and restaurant proposals.
A shortlist of four potential regeneration companies has now been drawn-up to carry forward the plans, which include getting a new cinema within the former Co-op building as well as creating a new public 'plaza' with bars and shops.

SALFORD: Save the Victoria Theatre
Group dedicated to the acquisition and restoration of the Victoria Theatre, Great Clewes Street, Salford
You can help the crowd-funding of this project here.

STOCKPORT: Transformation of historic cinema that stood empty for years hits new milestone
The Tatton Cinema stood empty for nearly 20 years, but now things are changing at the site.
Once complete, the development will consist of two buildings ‘Tatton Place’ which is available for shared ownership, and ‘Picture House’ which will be accommodation for over 55s available through Homechoice for rental.
While much of the original building was bulldozed in the past, the protected art-deco facade has always remained and will feature in the final design.

SWANSEA: The treasured building, its amazing past and the 15 years of uncertainty it's faced
It looks like the most unloved, unwanted building in Swansea, and yet it's one of our most significant.
Generations thought of it as a place where they'd go to enjoy a night out... while today The Palace Theatre sits at the top end of High Street, crumbling and slowly being taken over by nature.

WOLVERHAMPTON: New cinema approved
The owner of Wulfrun Shopping Centre, commercial property and investment company LCP, is behind the planning application for a three-auditorium cinema which has been approved by the city council.

LOS ANGELES: The Academy Museum is opening soon: Here’s what to expect, floor by floor
While there’s no announced opening date, the museum is on track to open in the former May Company building at the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax sometime later this year...