Prescot Picture Palace

Historic Prescot Picture Palace seeks operator

People are invited to express their interest in operating a regenerated historic cinema. The renovated Prescot Picture Palace site is taking submissions of interest to bring the original 1912 town centre cinema site back to its former glory. Entries close at the end of the month on April 30, 2021, with the process, being run by The Big Picture Cinema Heritage Consultants on behalf of Knowsley Council, seeking enthusiastic owners or operators for the unique original cinema site to see the heritage asset returned to its former splendour. As part…

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Moscow’s oldest cinema reopens after 7 year reconstruction

The Art Elektro-Theatre is one of the three oldest movie theatres in the world.  The Art Theater (Khudozhestvenny) on Arbat Square was for more than a century the site of openings, cinema festivals, and special events. Built in 1909 by Robert Albert Broksha, it was the third cinema in the city and the only theater especially designed to show movies. In 1912-1913 Broksha had Fyodor Shekhtel, Russia’s finest style moderne architect, redesign and expand the theater. Damaged during the war and reconstructed many times in the following years, little remained…

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Stockton is regenerating its town centre with award-winning results

The future of our town centres: Shoosmiths sponsors ‘Planning’ webinar

Although Covid-19 has been a definite destructor of the UK high street, town centres were already facing decline due to a number of factors, including the rise in online shopping. While retail sales are now recovering and believed to be higher than pre-pandemic levels, town centres are still suffering with DIY stores, retail parks and online shopping proving to be massively popular. Join this webinar, produced in partnership with Shoosmiths, as a panel of experts discuss how the future of town centres will change, post-pandemic, and what implications this will…

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