LATEST NEWS - Week commencing Monday 6th January 2020

LONDON (Camden): Koko Camden: Fire engulfs famous music venue
Koko which was closed for refurbishment, was also previously known as the Camden Palace and Camden Hippodrome.

LONDON (Walthamstow): The Mirth bar which has been in the foyer of the Granada/EMD, Hoe Street was closed on 5th January 2020.
This is to enable restoration work to begin on the building which is owned by Waltham Forest Council.
It will reopen as a live theatre/live performance & movies venue in 2022.

ASHINGTON: New cinema and restaurant set to go ahead on controversial 'Ashington Hole' site
The Portland Park site, which was the focus of local protest after lying empty for several years, will now house a cinema, shops and restaurants

ELTHAM: Bingo Hall safe residents told
The future of the Mecca Bingo hall in Eltham Hill looks a little brighter after residents campaigning to keep a popular bingo hall open in South London have been reassured that the venue is not of the bingo venues targeted for closure.

NORWICH: Then and now: Do you remember any of these former cinemas?
From the Rolling Stones to a headline hitting film riot, Norwich's cinemas have a rich history. Here are ten former cinemas in the city and their stories.

PEMBROKE: Blue plaque first to honour cinema pioneer
The plaque, the first in Pembroke, will honour William Haggar, who achieved international success with his ground-breaking moving pictures.
Haggar’s travelling cinema, or bioscope, was a regular feature in Pembroke Fair until William opened his chain of permanent family run cinemas.

REDCAR: It's the building that defines the sea front - but 2020 could be year we lose the Regent
Consultation on a council's proposal to demolish and rebuild the seafront cinema will begin in January
SEE ALSO: Image provides first look at what could replace Redcar's Regent Cinema if building is demolished

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA: Horror on Sea film festival set for eighth successful year
Tickets are on sale now and prices start at just £6 per film, from £25 for a Day Pass and,
for serious fans, a £100 Mega Festival Pass - which allows for access into every event.

WORCESTER: Odeon, city’s oldest cinema, celebrates 70th birthday
The Odeon in Foregate Street has celebrated its 70th year of providing the city's film fans with new movies.

YORK: City Screen celebrates 20th anniversary at riverside site
City Screen is 20 years old this month... a look back at its history and its iconic position on the York riverside. =============================================================================