Historic cinema The Lyceum, Govan

Plans to revive ‘at risk’ historic Glasgow cinema, after 38 dark years

After almost 40 years films could be shown at Govan’s historic ‘super cinema’ – the Lyceum – once more. The owner of the deteriorating 1930’s property is planning to reopen a section of the site as a cinema, a council report has revealed. Films haven’t been screened in the building, which is on the ‘at risk’ register, since 1981 and its doors were shut completely in 2006, when a bingo hall was closed. Councillors will hear about the regeneration of Govan at a meeting next week and a report reveals:…

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Artist impression of Southwark development

London: mixed use regeneration scheme for Southwark site

South and West London developer Avanton has shown further commitment to the London Borough of Southwark’s Area Action Plan by acquiring the four-acre SGN Gasholders site on Old Kent Road. Avanton is proposing to transform the historic Gasholders site into a new £230m (GDV) mixed-use regeneration project which will remediate the industrial land and provide hundreds of new homes including affordable housing, open space and over 50,000 sq ft of light industrial commercial use, supporting the Council’s Healthy Living strategy. Plans for the Gasholders site are still at an early…

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Concept art for new Cineplex cinemas, by Junxion

Cineplex’s “Cinema of the Future”: movies, gaming, VR and live events

The Junxion complex will include cinema screens, amusement games, restaurants, virtual reality experiences and space for live events and entertainment. Canada’s largest exhibitor Cineplex is making its biggest bet on location based entertainment with Junxion, an all-in-one “cinema of the future” with movie theaters, virtual reality, amusement gaming, a food hall and space for live events and entertainment. “As Canada’s entertainment landscape continues to evolve, we are proudly introducing this state-of-the-art community hub where families and friends can come together to play, dine, unwind and have fun,” Cineplex president and…

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