Edwardian Cinema

Developer sought to restore big screen ‘magic’ to Edwardian site

The search for an operator is underway to ‘bring the magic of the big screen’ back to a much-loved former cinema. Plans are progressing to bring the former Prescot Picture Palace, a landmark cinema building in the centre of Prescot town, back to life. The long-lost cinema, which first opened in 1912, was the town’s first ever picture house and following its closure in 1958, the premises was used as a warehouse, bingo hall and then a community church. There is now an opportunity for an operator who is interested in…

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Curzon Hawley Wharf - LabTech/ Curzon

Curzon to open ‘landmark’ five-screen cinema at Camden’s Hawley Wharf

Curzon has signed a deal to open a “landmark” new 6,000 sq ft cinema in Camden’s upcoming Hawley Wharf complex in a sign of optimism for the hard-hit leisure sector. The new five-screen multiplex – designed by Takero Shimazaki and “inspired by New York jazz bars” – will form part of the canal-side development, which is owned by billionaire entrepreneur Teddy Sagi’s investment firm LabTech. It is set to open this autumn with 150 stores, 60 food outlets, and 195 apartments. Each cinema screen will seat 30 people, in the…

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Revisions and delays to Salford’s local plan

The council has moved to tweak a string of development management policies and pushed back formal adoption of the first part of its plan until June 2022. Salford City Council has pursued a two-part strategy to adopting its local plan, progressing a development management policies (DMP) document that will set the context for planning and allocations.This core strategy and specific site allocations part will follow once Salford knows what is required of it within the nine-borough joint development plan, which is expected to emerge as a watered-down version of the…

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