LATEST NEWS - Week commencing Monday 30th August 2019

LONDON (Ealing): Hard Hat Area: An old cinema at the heart of a stunning development
The Walpole Picture Theatre entertained the residents of Ealing for 60 years before the lights went out for good on October 28, 1972.
The building itself was demolished in 1981, but its gleaming tiled façade and enormous black, gold-topped pillars have been preserved to front a new eight-screen Picturehouse cinema on the site.

GALASHIELS: It’s a family affair as the Pavilion Cinema prepares to celebrate centenary
Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Market Street building now home to the four-screen cinema, the old Galashiels Playhouse, though it only began screening what were then known as talkies a decade later.

LEICESTER (Wigston): Recalling cinema Saturday matinees, scrumping and some teenage 'firsts'...

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE: Investigation into collapse of Odeon building still ongoing more than two years later
An investigation into the collapse of the former Newcastle Odeon building is still ongoing more than two years later, safety bosses have confirmed.
Remains of the former picture house on Pilgrim Street, along with some scaffolding, collapsed into the road on April 3, 2017.

PITSEA: Bingo Hall fire: First photos show abandoned building on fire as emergency services shut road
The building, which is one of the oldest in Pitsea, used to be a cinema before becoming a bingo hall and entertainment centre in the 70s.
In 1991, it reopened as the Gala Bingo Hall, which it would operate until its closure in 2009. More recently it has become the home of squatters.


NEW YORK (Manhattan): Iconic Paris Theater Closes After 71 Years
Thanks to an influx of glass-and-steel McCondos and the unrelenting rise of rent prices, few beacons of Old New York have managed to remain in this city.
The Plaza, the last single-screen cinema has been a glamorous go-to for movie premieres and artsy film aficionados for the past 71 years.
Though rumours had begun swirling earlier this summer, patrons planning to catch Ron Howard's Pavarotti were surprised to see the notice of closure posted in the window this week
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