LATEST NEWS - Week commencing Monday 21st October 2019

ALNWICK: Final stages of Playhouse £3.3m redevelopment given go-ahead
Two planning applications were given the nod last week as the £3.3million redevelopment of the Alnwick Playhouse approaches the finish line.
The Playhouse will continue to operate as a theatre/cinema alongside a bar and an expanded cafe facility...

BRADFORD: Former Odeon being turned into gig venue
Take a look inside the derelict Bradford Odeon as the building is transformed into a live music venue.
The former Yorkshire cinema has been empty since 2000.
See also: Milestone reached in redevelopment of landmark former cinema

HAYES (West London): Cinema, climbing wall and concert venue coming
Really Local Group has signed a deal to provide a three-screen boutique cinema in the former Pressing Plant building, as well as a live music venue, community spaces, café and bar and an EMI exhibition space.

HUCKNALL: Work starts on Byron Cinema amid worries that heritage could be destroyed
The rebirth of Hucknall’s Byron Cinema moved a step closer this week when its new owners finally started work on the site.
However, controversy has arisen over a new plan to change the entrance to the iconic building, with critics claiming it could “destroy its heritage”.

LINCOLN: New cinema takes shape and people can't wait
Lincoln's new four screen Everyman Cinema is edging ever closer to becoming one of the star attractions of the £70m Cornhill Quarter regeneration.

Classic movies could return after 60 years
The Alhambra Cinema in Monifieth, which was opened in 1936, closed in 1960.
Monifieth Local History Society (MLHS) now wants to bring back the classic movies which would have been enjoyed by cinemagoers in the past.

NUNEATON: These are the plans for the former Ritz bingo
A once iconic building in Nuneaton town centre could be transformed into a community facility with a restaurant and residential apartment.
More than seven months after it was bought, plans have finally been unveiled for the future of the former Ritz building in Abbey Street.

PLYMOUTH: A complete history of every cinema there's ever been - past, present and future
From 1909's Electric Theatre to 2019's Cineworld at the Barcode, Plymouth has had a mind-boggling number of picture palaces...

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Photographing the Afterlives and Second Acts of America’s Movie Palaces
Matt Lambros is inspired by abandoned theaters—and their potential for revival.