Please find below an archive of our News and Press Releases.
LONDON (Peckham): Peckhamplex and multi-storey carpark now listed as Asset of Community ValueThe
Peckhamplex cinema and multi-storey carpark in Peckham have been listed
as an Asset of Community Value, helping to protect them from future
development.It also follows the group's successful campaign to get
the carpark and cinema taken out of the council's New Southwark Plan,
which had the site earmarked for being turned into flatsBISHOP'S STORTFORD: New theatre and cinema for Bishop’s Stortford unveiled in Old River Lane plansA
new arts and cultural centre forms the centrepiece of proposals to
transform Old River Lane in Bishop’s Stortford, unveiled by East Herts
District Council (EHDC) today (Thursday, November 23).If given the go-ahead, the centre would include a 500-seat theatre, three or four-screen cinema and cafe/bar.CAMPBELTOWN: Picture House returned to former gloryOne
of Europe's most historic cinemas has been returned to its former glory
after a £3.5m restoration. The Picture House in Campbeltown, designed
by celebrated cinema designer Albert V Gardner, first opened in 1913. CIRENCESTER: Plan for a new cinema “is moving forward”, developer saysThe
proposed development in Brewery Court, approved by CDC in November
2014, was originally planned to be complete in summer this year. It
includes a four-screen cinema, six shops, four restaurants and a 110-bed
FARNHAM: Further Brightwells hold-ups look likelyBrightwells
developer, Crest Nicholson Sainsbury’s (CNS), has submitted a fresh
application for the demolition of the Redgrave Theatre and conversion of
the attached Grade II-listed Brightwell House - hinting at a further
delay to the regeneration of East StreetGOVAN: Bid to turn Lyceum into community-owned concert and events venueOne
of the last remaining 1930s super cinemas in the UK which has been
lying empty for more than a decade could reopen as a concert venue.The Lyceum is one of a number of key projects regarded as central to the ongoing regeneration of Govan.
GREAT YARMOUTH: First look at revamped Hollywood CinemaCinema
director Trevor Wicks has invested a “substantial” five figure sum in
sprucing up the historic gem, renewing almost all the 800 seats in the
five-theatre complex and adding what is thought to be one of the biggest
screens in East Anglia in its cinema one. LEITH: Housing proposals lodged for former Art Deco cinema in EdinburghDeveloper
Glencairn Properties has submitted a planning application for a new
residential development on the site of a former Art Deco cinema building
on Great Junction Street in Edinburgh's Leith areaOSWESTRY: Latest cinema project causes concern for councillorsThe
plans to convert the former Salvation Army building on King Street were
revealed earlier this year with Trevor Harris, who once ran the town’s
Regal Cinema helping as a consultant.But members of the Development
and Planning Committee said they are worried about the impact it will
have on neighbouring properties through parking and noise. SALISBURY: New Maltings plans unveiled at public meetingThe
aim is to link the commercial hub of the Market Place with the new
“cultural quarter” where the City Hall and Playhouse will be joined by a
new multiplex cinema that developers say can co-exist with the Odeon. STOCKPORT: First look inside the brand new cinemaThese
photos offer a first look at Stockport’s brand new cinema, which is due
to open next week. The Light cinema is at the centre of the £45m
Redrock Development, which has been gradually taking shape next to the
M60, and will open to the public on Friday, November 24.SUTTON (Surrey): Here's what the redevelopment of Empire Cinema looks like nowThe multimillion pound development of Sutton's Empire Cinema is now in the final stages of construction.Empire will open on St Nicholas Way in late January 2018.SWINDON: £270m leisure centre to include ski slope, IMAX, bowling and climbingPlans have been approved for North Star leisure scheme including ski slopes plus the UK’s largest IMAX cinema.
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LONDON (Brockley): Curzon plan picked for Ladywell PlaytowerThe Mayor of Lewisham has selected Curzon cinemas as the Council's preferred bidder for the redevelopment of Ladywell Playtower.LONDON (Southwark): Borough Yards: the new name for the Vinopolis complexThe £300 million project by Meyer Bergman was approved by Southwark's planning committee in summer 2016.This summer Everyman Media confirmed that it will open a cinema at Borough Yards when it is completed in 2020.
LONDON (Woolwich): Plan for 750 homes, cinema and shops at Spray Street inch forwardUpdated
plans to demolish a swath of Woolwich town centre to build 750 homes,
new shops and a cinema are to be discussed at Greenwich Council’s
Cabinet meeting next week.BRIGHTON: Rumours of luxury hotel and flats plan for HippodromeThe
derelict theatre has been mothballed since spring 2015 after developers
pulled out of plans to convert it into a cinema despite securing
planning permssion...CHESTERFIELD: New cafe set to be created inside historic Winding Wheel buildingA
£426,000 project - which is expected to be approved by councillors at a
meeting next Tuesday - includes the creation of a cafe bar in the foyer
of the showpiece venue on Holywell Street.The Winding Wheel was
previously the Odeon Cinema and Chesterfield Picture House. In the last
year it held 149 performances attracting nearly 40,000 ticketed
COLCHESTER: High Court judge throws out appeal against Tollgate Village developmentA
judge has thrown out a high court challenge against a multimillion
pound leisure park in Colchester – and developers say they are excited
to get started on the project.Tollgate Village is a £70million scheme pledging to bring big name restaurants and a cinema to the outskirts of the town...
CROYDON: Council approves £1.4 billion Westfield shopping centre in 'momentous' decisionWork will begin on London’s third Westfield complex in 2019, with 7,000 new jobs and 1,000 new homes included in the plans.The
centre will offer the public a choice of more than 300 shops,
restaurants, cafes and leisure facilities – as well as a new
multi-screen cinema and bowling alley.HALIFAX: Nostalgia - Rise of the cinemaFollowing
the introduction of the Cinematograph Act in January 1910, one of the
first cinema buildings in Halifax adhering to new regulations was the
Electric Theatre...HARBORNE: What we know so far after fire at iconic cinemaCrews were called to the former Royalty Cinema, on Harborne High Street, at around 7.30am on November 15.
IPSWICH: From cinema to church? Odeon set to become new faith centreThe
former Odeon cinema on Major’s Corner could become Ipswich’s newest
church if talks between a Christian group and its owner bear fruit.
MARLBOROUGH: Dream for cinema in Marlborough could become realityMarlborough could be set to get a new cinema after plans were revealed to transform an old chapel into a picture house.PENARTH: Pier pavilion cinema set to be used for pop up cinemas and film clubs in future...Penarth
Arts and Crafts Limited made the announcement on Thursday, November 9
and has claimed that it now has the basis for a "viable and sustainable"
future for the building as it looks for a way to use the cinema that
"does not present a risk" to the charity.POOLE: Nine-screen cinema and restaurant plans for Dolphin Shopping Centre are submittedThe
scheme, which would see a nine-screen cinema and restaurant complex
built across Falkland Square and Kingland Crescent, was announced in
PRESTON: Demolition of Indoor Market to begin in March 2018The Market Quarter development includes an 11-screen cinema, seven family restaurants, and a 593-space multi-storey car park.
SWINDON: 'Exciting' £270m leisure centre plans approvedPlans for a £270m leisure scheme including ski slopes and the UK's largest Imax cinema have been approved.Outline planning permission for the North Star site was unanimously approved by Swindon Borough council on Tuesday.WELLINGTON: Talks gather pace on plans for cinema at old bankThe group looking to bring a cinema to Wellington are moving forward with negotiations to take over a former bank building.The Clifton Community Arts Centre Ltd want to build an 80-seat cinema in the former HSBC Bank in the town.
WESTHOUGHTON: Retail development plan for site of former club and cinema in Market StreetThe
plans for the former Gaiety Club and Empire Cinema in Market Street,
Westhoughton, were revealed when the proposals were submitted to Bolton
INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Korean cinema giant CJ-CGV considering £2bn Vue bidA
Korean film giant is looking to acquire UK-headquartered cinema chain
Vue International in a deal that could value the business at £2bn. Vue’s
owners, Canadian pension funds Omers and Aimco are thought to be
planning a dual-track sale process next year with the aim of either
selling to a trade buyer or floating on the stock market.
LONDON (Hammersmith): Council announces new plans for King Street regenerationHammersmith & Fulham Council has scrapped existing plans for the regeneration of the Town Hall and the area around it... The
council’s agreement with the developers of the previous scheme was
ended after they were told that the proposals were not financially
viable because of changes in market conditions. The developers told the
council this only after demolition of the cinema had begun.ABERDEEN: Cinema to offer special effects including seat motion, smells, wind and rainCineworld in Union Square is currently installing a 4DX theatre, which will be only the second of its kind in Scotland.
BOURNEMOUTH: Firm made bid to buy ABC cinema says developerA
firm hoping to develop Bournemouth's ABC cinema site was invited to
sell the building to a partly council-owned company shortly before its
plans were refused...
BRIGHTON: Campaigners fear Hippodrome about to be sold and converted to non-theatre useThe
Theatre Trust, which rates the Hippodrome as the most at-risk theatre
in the country, has just written to Brighton and Hove City Council after
hearing that current owners Academy Music Group (AMG) may be about to
sell it. CIRENCESTER: Doubts over proposed cinema complex in Brewery Court remainThe
proposed development in Brewery Court includes a four-screen cinema,
six shops, four restaurants and a 110-bed student accommodation.But planning permission is set to expire on November 24, as construction work has not started.EDINBURGH (Leith): Landmark Art Deco cinema to be reborn for Hidden Door festivalA landmark art deco cinema "left to ruin" in the heart of Edinburgh's Leith is to be reborn as a cultural venue next year.The
State Cinema, opened in 1938 and home for a number of different uses
since, is to be part of the Hidden Door festival in May and June. GLASGOW: Scotland’s largest Odeon Luxe cinema to launchAn announcement confirmed that Odeon Glasgow Quay will fully launch as an Odeon Luxe on 15th November. The
cinema will have a total of 937 handmade reclining seats across 12
upgraded screens, offering film fans triple the legroom...GORLESTON: Where do you watch your blockbusters? The big screen still offers that movie magicThe
Palace at Gorleston has just opened its doors and owner Patrick Duffy
is planning a glitzy premiere-style formal event in early November.KINGS LYNN: Majestic Cinema withdraws plans to expandWest
Norfolk council’s planning website now says that the application has
been withdrawn, without further explanation. The Majestic has not yet
commented on why it has been withdrawnWALKDEN: 'Exciting' designs revealed for new cinema at Town CentreA new cinema and bowling alley could be coming to a shopping centre as part of exciting new plans.
LONDON (Lewisham): Picturehouse under fire over living wage as it bids to open in LadywellUnion
members and protesters are urging the Mayor of Lewisham to reject a
cinema chain’s proposal to take over a publicly-owned Victorian bath
house in Ladywell.BATHGATE: West Lothian Council seek views of the future of the Regal TheatreWest
Lothian Council is seeking the views of local residents on the future
management of the Regal Community Theatre in Bathgate.The council
owns the B-listed art deco former cinema building at the heart of
Bathgate and has been managing the building since the previous board
went into liquidation.BOURNEMOUTH: ABC plans turned down by councilPlans to demolish the bulk of Bournemouth’s former ABC cinema and build a block of 62 flats have been comprehensively rejected.A planning officer said the scheme would be against a string of council policies.COLCHESTER: Fire breaks out in derelict former cinemaAn investigation is underway to find out what caused a large fire to break out at a derelict building in Colchester.Around 50 firefighters tackled the blaze at the former Odeon cinema in Crouch Street early on the morning of Sunday 29 October.see also: You Tube 'kids' could be behind Odeon fire, owners warnHARWICH: Electric Palace £700k renovation plans submitted to Tendring CouncilMajor plans to preserve a historic cinema for the next century have been submitted as part of a £700,000 project.NORTHALLERTON: Plans for cinema, shops and homes on the site of first custom built jail in England take a leap forwardAmbitious
plans that could bring a cinema, shops and homes on the site of the
first custom built jail in England have taken a leap forward with the
sealing of a formal legal agreement. OSWESTRY: Cinema plans put forwardPlans
have been put forward for a change of use of The Citadel in King
Street, Oswestry to make way for a single screen, 112 seat cinema.SALFORD: Save the Victoria TheatreThe
group, dedicated to the acquisition and restoration of the Victoria
Theatre, Great Clewes Street, Salford, reports on progress...