Picture House/Torbay, Paignton, Devon
Listed: Grade II*
Architects: attributed to Hyams and Hodgen
Another very long-running case as the cinema has been closed for over 10 years. However The Paignton Picture House Trust was founded in November 2013 and, with the aid of a £40,000 grant from Historic England and additional funding from Torbay Council, successfully completed the purchase of the cinema in November 2015. The National Trust are no longer involved as
an independent building preservation trust has been established to
restore and reopen the cinema, and the CTA has grant- aided a business
plan and other 'seed-funding' projects.
The aim is to reopen the cinema not only to show films but also as a meeting place and events location.