Stafford Cinema, Newport Road, Stafford

Stafford: newly ‘saved’ historic cinema fails to sell at auction

The freehold of Stafford Cinema was up for sale by auctioneers Acuitus in London on Wednesday. It had been listed for a guide price of £350,000. Stafford Borough Council had previously said the site could potentially be transformed into a multi-storey development with shops on the ground floor and homes above. The historic venue reopened in October, eight months after it closed having been saved the first round by AJH Cinema in April 2018. The three-screen cinema, in Newport Road, had been left with an uncertain future when it first…

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