National Picture Theatre, Hull. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Hull’s National Picture Theatre needs help to bring bomb-hit cinema back to life

A major project to bring a Hull landmark back to life is looking for volunteers to help in the restoration process. The National Picture Theatre on Beverly Road is looking for people to help assist with a project to conserve and repair the building and its heritage features. The derelict Hull cinema was almost destroyed in a 1941 bombing raid and could re-open as an education centre and memorial late next year. It’s thought to be one of only a few examples in the UK of a surviving non-military ruin from…

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Colchester: plans submitted for £50M cinema and leisure complex

PLANS for a long-awaited £50 million cinema and leisure complex have been submitted, with work on course to begin on site early next year. Turnstone Estates has submitted a planning application to Colchester Council for its 200,000 sq ft Northern Gateway leisure scheme. Fresh plans for the development include a 12-screen cinema, run by Cineworld and featuring Superscreen and 4DX facilities. There will also be a Hollywood Bowl alley, a Putt Stars indoor golf centre and a climbing facility run by Jump Street. AD Seven restaurant units, revised down from…

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The Stinger Report: the OOH entertainment industry bites back

TSR Newsletter | August 3, 2020 Report Skinny The Stinger Report continues our new chapter in its long history of reporting on the cutting edge in Out-of-Home Entertainment. In this latest part of the series we cover the Virtual Reality Bonanza of investment, Video Amusement’s Continuing Drive to the new normal, The Emergence of eSports, and a new investment opportunity while Gaming’s Ongoing Hold of audience interest continues. We also debate about The New Playing Experience, and what that means for the industry’s future! Main Report Moving from the recent developments,…

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