Please find below an archive of our News and Press Releases.
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 agoIt
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 collapsesThe
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are ‘extremely disappointed’ to have withdrawn the proposal.KEIGHLEY: Plans scrapped for cinema and restaurants at new shopping complexPlans for a cinema and restaurants at Keighley’s proposed town centre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
BRIGHTON: Historic cinema site to change hands againSeveral
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 marathonsThe 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 awardThe
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 downA
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 falling...as demolition goes onSouthend
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 parkWork 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.
BELFAST: Movie House Cinemas boss comments on future of Dublin Road siteThe 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 cinemaThis
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 StoryhouseA report from "The Architects' Journal"
CLEVEDON: Homes to be built near Curzon CinemaMapeley
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 aheadCouncillors 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 cinemaA
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 completionThough
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 comingPulp 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 TheatresLondon
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 AssociatesThe
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 houseCOVENTRY: Nostalgia: Eleven cinemas we've loved and lostCoventry now only has three cinemas
OSWESTRY: New cinema planned for empty propertyPlans
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 RoadThe 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 cinemaSouthport 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 forwardThe
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 OceanaThousands of people enjoyed the former Odeon cinema before it was turned into a bar...
TOTNES: Former cinema is set to reopenThe
Romany Cinema in High Street reopens on Friday with the public
screening of the award-winning Italian film La Grande Bellezza (The