LATEST NEWS - Week commencing Monday 31st May 2021

BASILDON: East Square cinema will have capacity of 500
The East Sqauare development, which will feature the 10-screen Empire cinema and restaurants, is well underway in time for opening early next year.

BRIGHTON: Take a look inside the Hippodrome as plans to resurrect the venue progress
For 15 years, Brighton’s Grade II* listed Hippodrome has sat unused, empty and slowly falling into disrepair.
But its new owners are hoping to breathe new life into the spectacular building and turn the one-acre site into one of the city’s leading destinations once again.

INVERURIE: End of the reel: The long-lost Victoria Cinema
The loss of the Victoria Cinema is still lamented in Inverurie, more than 20 years after it closed.
For nearly 65 years, the cinema on the corner of Inverurie’s West High Street and Victoria Street entertained residents of all ages.

OAKHAM: Rutland's cinema looks set to open at Victoria Hall
Plans to create a cinema are rolling forward after a two-year search for a location.
The two-screen theatre will be at Victoria Hall in Oakham after a long-term lease was agreed.

PWLLHELI: Neuadd Dwyfor Arts Centre has £900,000 cash injection as it undergoes upgrade
Neuadd Dwyfor theatre and cinema will remain closed for the time being, as part of substantial capital investment by Gwynedd Council to improve the facilities.
The upgrading work by Gwynedd Council will see redesigning the foyer, creating an accessible toilet, and improving the auditorium and balcony seating.

READING: Broad Street Mall cinema could open in just four weeks after police u-turn
A new independent cinema could open its doors at Reading's Broad Street Mall in just four weeks.
Indie cinema company Really Local Group have been preparing to open Reading Biscuit Factory since early 2020, and were left " baffled" when the police and council objected to their plans.
But both authorities have now withdrawn their objections, leaving the cinema opening on track for four to eight weeks' time.

ROTHERHAM: Regeneration plans involve wrecking ball for bingo hall
Just a month after operators confirmed the closure of a popular Rotherham bingo hall, redevelopment plans have been unveiled for the prominent site.
Rothbiz reported in May that Mecca Bingo had confirmed that its venue on Corporation Street in Rotherham town centre was closing permanently.

WORCESTER: Council reaches deal over buying historic cinema for new arts venue
Worcester City Council has reached an agreement to buy the Scala Theatre in Angel Place as part of a plan to turn the former cinema into a new arts venue.
The building is currently home to Shipleys Amusement Centre who will move to a new location in the city once the deal is finalised.
The council had already said it would use compulsory purchase powers to buy the building if Shipleys was unwilling to sell.