Old Granada cinema, Shrewsbury

Anger at development that treats Shrewsbury’s listed Granada cinema as a shell

“Grave concerns” have been expressed over a Grade II-listed former cinema which could be partially demolished as part of the Shrewsbury masterplan. The Buzz Bingo Club, formerly the Granada cinema, in Castle Gates, is included in the Castle Street Vision and Development Framework. It says the site would be suitable for a residential mixed-use development, with expansion on the proposal including part-demolition of the cinema to offer a mix of commercial and culture, with residential on the top floor. The Cinema Theatre Association believe historic and architectural integrity would be…

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Pathé Tuschinski, Amsterdam

The 50 most beautiful cinemas in the world

Planet Earth’s most heavenly picture palaces and movie houses. From shiny multiplexes to opulent indies to that one around the corner with the sticky carpets and the slightly stale pick ‘n’ mix, the spectrum of cinemas is a mile wide – and we miss them all. All of them are sanctuaries for movie lovers; places to go dream and be transported. With so many still shuttered, it’s time to celebrate them in all their infinite variety. So join us for a globe-trotting tour to the most glamorous, architecturally eye-popping, Insta-friendly and just plain drop-dead-gorgeous…

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Muvi Cinemas Jeddah - rendering

Muvi Cinemas to open standalone VIP suites multiplex in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia’s first homegrown cinema brand, muvi Cinemas KSA, has announced the Summer 2021 debut of its standalone VIP Suites multiplex Atelier LaVie, a walkable mixed-use development in Jeddah’s Al Shati District. The multiplex will be situated among exclusive retail stores, cafes and restaurants in an environment inspired by an urban garden. The property is owned by the Al-Anwa Holding Company for Investments. Established in 2019 in Riyadh, muvi Cinemas is the first homegrown cinema brand in Saudi Arabia, offering movie-goers an array of viewing options that range from Xperience,…

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