Past News

    Please find below an archive of our News and Press Releases.

    WEEK COMMENCING Monday 5th June 2017

    LONDON (Dalston): Rio Cinema set to launch £150000 crowdfunder to save building – and build that second ...
    Crowdfunding for £150,000 to revamp the “shabby” front of Dalston's Rio cinema and build a second screen in its basement is set to officially launch next Friday...

    EXETER: Top Gun was last film to be shown at Exeter ABC cinema knocked down 30 years ago
    It is hard to believe, but June 1 was the 30th anniversary of the demolition on the much loved ABC Cinema (formerly The Savoy) in Exeter.
    Even a 4,000-signature petition to the city council failed to safe the old building and it hosted its last film Top Gun with Tom Cruise, on June 4, 1987.

    HAVERFORDWEST: Developer ‘extremely disappointed’ as cinema plan collapses
    The Company behind the plans to build a brand new multiplex cinema and retail park in Haverfordwest, Conygar Haverfordwest Ltd, have said they are ‘extremely disappointed’ to have withdrawn the proposal.

    KEIGHLEY: Plans scrapped for cinema and restaurants at new shopping complex
    Plans for a cinema and restaurants at Keighley’s proposed town centre shopping complex have been scrapped.
    The company behind the latest project for the derelict East Parade site have included only a drive-through food outlet alongside the planned shops.


    Week commencing Monday 29th May 2017

    BRIGHTON: Historic cinema site to change hands again
    Several bids have been submitted, believed to be in excess of £7.5 million, for the 84-year-old Grade II listed building in Gloucester Place, Brighton.

    GLASGOW: St Enoch Centre bids for 24-hour multi-screen cinema licence to show movie marathons
    The new multi-screen cinema at St Enoch Shopping Centre could be open all hours.
    Centre owners Sovereign Centros are bidding for permission from the council to operate a 24-hour service in order to screen premieres and movie marathons.

    MILFORD HAVEN: Torch wins most accessible cinema award
    The Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, has been selected as the first prize winner in the most accessible cinema award by Pembrokeshire Access Group as part of the Community Voice Planning Together Project.

    SHEFFIELD: £300m Meadowhall plan scaled down
    A British Land spokesman said they had reduced the scale of retail by removing a food store and removed four screens from the new cinema.
    It had also agreed to not convert the existing Vue cinema into shops...

    SOUTHEND-ON-SEA: The Empire is demolition goes on
    Southend historian Ian Yearsley said it's always sad when buildings of historical importance are torn down, but he isn't surprised the cinema is being redeveloped...

    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Closing credits for Picturehouse?
    The future of Stratford Picturehouse looks bleak this week amid news that plans for a £5million hotel on the site are being drawn up.
    Igor Kolodotschko, who owns the building, has revealed to the Herald that he will be submitting a planning application as soon as next month.

    WALTON-LE-DALE: Work starts creating ‘state-of-the-art’ cinema at retail park
    Work has started on giving a modern facelift to Vue Cinema at the Capitol Centre in Walton-le-Dale.
    In September last year an application was passed by South Ribble Council for a major upgrade inside and outside the building.


    Week commencing Monday 22nd May 2017

    BELFAST: Movie House Cinemas boss comments on future of Dublin Road site
    The boss of Movie House Cinemas has not ruled out the retention of a cinema on the Dublin Road.
    The popular cinema there is a potential casualty of a new £65m Grade A Office space on the site.

    BODMIN: First look at how Public Rooms would be transformed into a Merlin multi-screen cinema
    This is the first look at how plans for a multi-screen cinema would transform the Bodmin Public Rooms. The planning application has been submitted ...

    CHESTER: Another look at The Storyhouse
    A report from "The Architects' Journal"

    CLEVEDON: Homes to be built near Curzon Cinema
    Mapeley used legislation introduced by the Government in 2013 which allows office space to be converted into housing without planning permission...

    HARWICH: Architects drawing up designs for listed cinema call for the community's support
    “In terms of the building works the most significant is the ceiling, after the disaster of the Apollo theatre in London when the ceiling collapsed"

    GREAT YARMOUTH: Plans to restore Hollywood Cinema inside and out get the go ahead
    Councillors on Great Yarmouth borough council’s planning committee approved the plans at a meeting on Wednesday evening.
    [Our Best Wishes to long-serving CTA member, Trevor Wicks]

    OSWESTRY: Former carpet warehouse could become cinema
    A planning application is expected to go to Shropshire Council in the coming weeks to turn the building in King Street, into a single-screen cinema.

    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Tour of the new Everyman cinema as it nears completion
    Though the building is still filled with workmen, two of the four cinema screens are largely compete with two others not far behind...

    WALTON-ON-THAMES: Drive-in classic movies are coming
    Pulp Fiction will be the first screening, on Sunday May 28, and there are currently plans to show 16 other films this year...

    INDIA: New photographs offer a look inside a modernist theatre in Le Corbusier's Chandigarh



    LONDON: Nostalgia: These Buildings All Used To Be Theatres
    London is constantly reinventing itself. Here are some of the halls that were once filled with drama and noise; now they've been reincarnated as something else entirely.

    CHESTER: The Storyhouse, by Bennetts Associates
    The Storyhouse in Chester is a daring construction of opposites, with a theatre, cinema and library brought together in a space that combines new-build and the spirit of the orginal 1930s picture house

    COVENTRY: Nostalgia: Eleven cinemas we've loved and lost
    Coventry now only has three cinemas

    OSWESTRY: New cinema planned for empty property
    Plans have been revealed to convert a vacant Oswestry town centre property into a one-screen cinema which will show the latest films. See also New cinema planned for Oswestry would attract the '16 to 30-year-old popcorn-fest audience'

    PLYMOUTH: Oldest cinema is up for sale ...and could be yours if you fancy demolishing it.
    The building, along with the signed-off planning permission, has been put up for sale for offers in the region of £750,000.

    REDDITCH: Mysterious mural revealed after demolition of Gaumont Cinema in Church Road
    The image, which appears to show a parrot, provides a tantalising glimpse into a possible treasure trove of artistic brilliance.
    The puzzling art piece is located on the remaining gable end on the corner of Church Green West and Church Road.

    SOUTHPORT: Film lover submits plans to open town centre cinema
    Southport is closer to getting a new community cinema after plans were formally submitted to Sefton Council.
    Film fan Michael Lockwood bought the former Latin Lounge building, on Post Office Avenue, in January with the aim of converting it into a picturehouse.

    STOCKTON-ON-TEES: Restoration of The Globe theatre takes a step forward
    The multi-million pound revamp of The Globe theatre in Stockton, which was first announced eight years ago, has been plagued by delays – but will now go ahead.

    SWANSEA: Old cinema uncovered by workmen demolishing Oceana
    Thousands of people enjoyed the former Odeon cinema before it was turned into a bar...

    TOTNES: Former cinema is set to reopen
    The Romany Cinema in High Street reopens on Friday with the public screening of the award-winning Italian film La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty).