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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Longfield Shopping Centre

Council eyes Prestwich for new development

Bury Council has started talks to buy Longfield Shopping Centre from Hollins Murray Group to progress the delivery of a mixed-use scheme in the town centre in partnership with Muse Developments. HMG is courting reduced offers for the retail complex, presenting Bury with the opportunity to take control of the centre and its long-awaited redevelopment into “a distinct, usable civic external space, which symbolises the centre of the neighbourhood”.A report to Bury Council’s cabinet states that it has received notification that HMG would be “willing to consider a reduced price”…

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