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LATEST NEWS - Week commencing Monday 2nd April 2018

ABINGDON: Abbey Hall cinema 'will be open in time for Mamma Mia sequel'
Although it falls short of a £3.5m extension of the Guildhall, which was scrapped last year and would have included a 200-seat cinema, the scheme could see the building reopen in time to screen the latest releases this summer...

BOVEY TRACEY: Historic pub will become a cinema with a café, bar and a restaurant
Planning permission to convert a former pub in Bovey Tracey into a new 118-seat cinema theatre with a café, bar and a restaurant has been granted,
More than £288,000 was raised back in 2017 to save the derelict 16th century pub in Bovey Tracey, the historic King of Prussia pub, situated in Fore Street

COLCHESTER: Mini power station to fuel new state-of-the-art cinema
A power station looks set to be built to serve a new cinema and hundreds of new homes in north Colchester.
Colchester Council’s newly formed company Colchester Amphora Energy will oversee the project, set to cost in the region of £10million.

PLYMOUTH (Devonport): Work to start on Devon's new 360-degree cinema which will be only one in Europe
Top TV design guru Wayne Hemingway has been brought in to work on Devon's £7.2million 360-degree cinema project. The 15m dome-shaped Virtual Reality cinema will be the only one of its kind in Europe to show live events for 150 people

PORT TALBOT: The once-grand Plaza cinema due for major revamp
Like many other giant auditoriums of the golden age of cinema, it was converted into a bingo hall in the 1980s, before being revived for a few years as a cinema, with prices as low as 50p to try to build audiences. However, the opening of a six-screen multiplex on the outskirts of the town spelled the end ...

RESOLVEN (South Wales): The cinema that time forgot and the people trying to bring it back to its former glory
It was built by the miners for the miners and their families but as the pits closed one by one so it declined.
Now the move to preserve the hall for a new generation is being led by a direct descendant of those men, 39-year-old Robert Simms...

SHEFFIELD: We want your memories of Abbeydale Picture House
Over the next couple of months, CADS Trust (Creative Arts Development Space) hopes to invite Sheffield residents to view the building, with the aim of interviewing them about their experiences of the cinema and what it meant to them.

WEYBRIDGE: Plans approved to return cinema to vacant hall site 50 years after it closed
The planning application to convert the currently vacant Weybridge Hall into a two-screen, independent cinema was approved at a planning committee on Tuesday (March 27).
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