Weybridge Hall. Photo - Surrey Live--Darren Pepe

£1.5m two-screen art house cinema approved for Weybridge, Surrey

Curzon has been awarded a licence to convert the former public hall in Weybridge into a £1.5 million two-screen art house cinema. The cinema chain plans to inhabit the empty Weybridge Hall building in Church Street on a 25-year lease. Going before the Elmbridge Borough Council licensing sub-committee via video link on Monday morning (July 6), lawyer Richard Taylor, representing Curzon, expanded more on the plans. He says the cinema would cost around £1.5 million and create 10 jobs, have two screens and just over 100 seats. “Curzon specialises in independent, foreign…

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CGI of Cameron Toll shopping centre expansion

Cinema complex in Edinburgh shopping centre recommended for approval

Plans for a new ten-screen multiplex cinema development in Cameron Toll should be approved, Edinburgh City Council’s Chief Planning Officer has recommended. The proposed cinema would be built as an extension to the existing Cameron Toll Shopping Centre and will include a separate restaurant, retail and GP practice. The cinema would be operated by Empire Cinemas and built on what is currently the shopping centre’s car park. If the development goes ahead there will be a loss of 128 parking spaces, however new racks for bicycles will be installed. While…

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Bar Italia, Frith St, Soho by sbally on Flickr

London: Westminster to unlock outdoor space to help restaurants reopen

Temporary road closures, widened pavements and fast-tracked applications for outside seating are among the measures being planned by Westminster Council to help hospitality reopen. Areas to be affected by the changes include Covent Garden, Soho, Leicester Square and Chinatown, St James’s, Fitzrovia, Oxford Circus, Mayfair, Marylebone and Paddington. Cllr Rachael Robathan, leader of Westminster City Council, said: “The hospitality sector is vital to Westminster’s economy with more than 3,000 bars and restaurants. They, and our many other attractions, are the reason people fly thousands of miles to enjoy the West…

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