Stufish social distanced vertical theatre (demountable, Coronavirus)

Socially distanced Vertical Theatre heralds “new era of performance venues”

Architecture studio Stufish has revealed its concept for a socially-distanced vertical theatre, which was created in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The concept was created for the recently formed The Vertical Theatre Group, which was founded by entertainment architects Stufish along with several theatre directors and producers. Named the Vertical Theatre, it aims to be a pop-up venue for the “new era of performance venues” while social distancing regulations are in place and once the pandemic has passed. “Initially, the concept was about keeping the arts alive by creating a venue that could ‘pop up’ in cities around the country…

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Artist's impression of Filmhouse

Plans for new £60m Edinburgh cinema with five screens and a rooftop restaurant

Plans by Edinburgh-based Richard Murphy Architects would see the new Filmhouse cinema built in Festival Square New plans for a revamped Filmhouse cinema in the centre of Edinburgh have been released. The proposed new entertainment venue would include five screens, a theatre, rooftop restaurant and event space, and would be built in Festival Square, beside the Sheraton Hotel. Plans by Edinburgh-based Richard Murphy Architects would see the cinema built lower than the original plans, submitted in March, as well as less office and conference space. The cost has risen by £10million…

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Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Hollywood star directors predict the post-pandemic future

Brian Grazer And Ron Howard: Movie Theaters Will Turn Into Broadway — And Don’t Expect Tom Cruise To Wear A Mask Onscreen Imagine Entertainment partners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer expect COVID-19 to have an impact on Hollywood for some time to come — just not necessarily on screen. “This period of our lives will not be in the history of film,” Grazer declared during the duo’s virtual appearance at the Wall Street Journal‘s Tech Live conference. “You’re not going to see an action movie with Tom Cruise and he’s wearing a mask.” For writers and…

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