LATEST NEWS - Week commencing Monday 17th April 2017

LONDON (Peckham): Campaigners battle to save popular Peckhamplex cinema from redevelopment
Peckhamplex, in Moncrieff Street, may face demolition if plans proposed in Southwark Council's huge development plan for the borough goes ahead.

LONDON (Stoke Newington): Plans unveiled to turn Savoy Cinema into Hackney Arts Centre
The Savoy Cinema was designed by William R Glen for Associated British Cinemas. After its closure in 1977, the building was converted into two shops with the stalls area transformed into a snooker hall.

BLACKBURN: New £6.5 million cinema to rise from the Waves in town centre
A new £6.5million eight-screen independent cinema is set to open in Blackburn.
It will be built on the former Waves Water Fun Centre in Nab Lane, which was demolished last year, and include three food and drink outlets including a licensed bar.

CIRENCESTER: Cotswold District Council hopes to revive plans for Cirencester cinema complex
There are hopes by Cotswold District Council to continue overdue plans... to complete the cinema complex in Brewery Court by summer...

GIRVAN: Residents demand action over rat and pigeon hell in crumbling bingo hall abandoned for a decade
Gus Kilgour says enough is enough after enduring problems in his flat next to the decrepit former Vogue Cinema building on the town's Dalrymple Street.

KEIGHLEY: Spring cleaning and restoration at Picture House Cinema
The temperature rises, the central heating trundles down and the sun is shining... it must finally be spring and at Keighley Cinema, it’s arrival causes a flurry of activity.

LEEDS (Roundhay): The Leeds community cinema giving multiplexes a run for their money
Launched in 2015, Oakwood Cinema was set up by a group of local volunteers with a passion for film and an eye for opportunity...

MANCHESTER: Odeon cinema in The Printworks sold to Vue - after go ahead from competition authority
The 23-screen multiplex is set to change hands from Odeon after a ruling by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Manchester pop up cinema to show Grease at Old Granada Studios - with FREE cocktails, dancers and street food
The former TV studio building will be showing the nostalgic musical five times over the course of two days next month - complete with surprise performances from professional dancers, a Grease themed cocktail menu and specially prepared street food, cooked by some of Manchester’s best chefs.

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE: 'Indefinite' halt to work on Odeon building after shock collapse
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued an indefinite prohibition, banning work being carried out on the site. It is not known when work will be allowed to resume as the area must remain untouched for the HSE to inspect.

OLDHAM: Arts plans a winner with £7.1m jackpot plans
The council was able to get funding packages for its new Arts and Heritage Centre and the new Coliseum Theatre which are going to link up with Gallery Oldham and the library to make a Cultural Quarter in Greaves Street.

PENARTH: Pier pavilion management to receive £126k grant to secure future of iconic site
The management of Penarth Pier Pavilion has received a substantial grant to help develop a business model for securing the future of the iconic site.
It comes following following widespread concern over the recent closure of the pavilion for three days a week, and plans to shut the cinema over the summer months, in March.

PERTH: New deal clears way for £30m cinema and shopping complex
Council chiefs have finalised negotiations over land at Thimblerow, which is earmarked for the highly anticipated Mill Quarter development.
However, the project has triggered worries about Perth’s existing Playhouse cinema.