LATEST NEWS - Week commencing Monday 7th August 2017

LONDON (Highams Park): Plans to transform the old Regal into a Curzon arthouse cinema
For years this historic cinema has remained an eyesore for locals, lying abandoned and unloved. But this may all change as plans are in motion to restore Highams Park’s famous Regal building with the help of independent cinema chain Curzon.

BELLINGHAM: Disused south London pub to be regenerated as theatre and community venue
Plans include the renovation of the upper hall of the pub into a theatre space and live music venue, as well as building a cinema, cafe, music studios and microbrewery.

BODMIN: This is when Merlin Cinemas' proposal to transform Bodmin Public Rooms into a cinema will be decided
On August 14 the proposal will go before Cornwall Council's area planning committee and the planning officer's recommendation for approval will be discussed.
The historic venue, once owned by Bodmin Town Council and used as a community building, is set to be sold to the cinema group and turned into a four-screen cinema named Capitol.

BOURNEMOUTH: "No justification" for demolishing ABC cinema building, says Bournemouth Civic Society
There is “no justification” for demolishing Bournemouth’s former ABC cinema and replacing it with a block of 62 flats, the town’s civic society has said.
Bournemouth Civic Society has lodged an objection to Libra Homes’ outline plans for the ABC site, which would involve demolishing all the cinema building except for its frontage.

BRIERLEY HILL: Theatre plan for notorious Pulse nightclub site thrown out by planners
It was hoped the old Pulse nightclub in Brierley Hill, which was the scene of a shooting in 2014, could be transformed into a new ‘hippodrome’ but experts at Dudley Council said the plan was not suitable.

COLCHESTER: Tollgate Village retail park to go ahead near Colchester after appeal
Plans to build a new retail park at Tollgate Village on the edge of Colchester are back on today after the Local Government Secretary overturned Colchester Council’s decision to refuse planning permission.
The application was for a centre with retail and leisure uses – including a new cinema.

DEAL: 'Fobbed off' cinema campaigners persuade council to try and buy back The Regent
Frustrated cinema campaigners who claim they’ve been “fobbed off” for eight years have persuaded councillors to try to buy the Regent in Deal.
The recommendation to take steps towards a compulsory purchase order (CPO) was agreed...

DONCASTER: Chamber pledges support for town centre cinema plan
Business leaders have pledged their support to plans to build a cinema complex in Doncaster town centre that could create up to 180 jobs.

EDINBURGH: New cinema planned as part of Scotsman Hotel refurbishment
A new cinema is set to be opened under £10 million plans aimed at revamping the Scotsman Hotel building on North Bridge.
If the proposals are approved, the cinema, which it is hoped will be open to the public, would be accessed via an entrance on Fleshmarket Close.

GRIMSBY: Historic Barge pub told to move for new £20m Riverhead cinema scheme
The heart of Grimsby will be sunk if an iconic floating pub has to make way for a £20million entertainment complex at the Riverhead.
That's according to campaigners, who are planning a petition to save the Barge pub restaurant which has to move out to create enough room for the massive cinema complex and restaurants.

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD: £13million Marlowes plans to go before planning bosses
The scheme would include a new nine-screen cinema for the town centre, as well as new restaurants and shops.

KEIGHLEY: Make the most of this historic gem of a cinema
Make the most of Keighley's historic gem of a cinema... how lucky we are in Keighley to still have a cinema, and not just that, but how beautiful the building is too.

KIRKCALDY: £10 million cinema and leisure complex plan given boost
Multi-million pound plans for a brand new cinema and leisure development on the Fife coast have been given a major boost...
Council officials have decided an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a £10 million-plus complex on the site of the former Kirkcaldy swimming pool will not be required.

LIVERPOOL: Which cinemas can you bring your own food and drink into...
The ECHO asked cinemas around Liverpool what their rules are on taking in your own food and drink.

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE: Everyman Cinema's plans for underground venue take major step forward
New documents apply for permission to convert the former basement nightclub Legends into a four screen cinema, complete with a bar and restaurant, and some 30 new jobs could be created.