Magazine article Screen International

Picturehouse Adding London Sites

Magazine article Screen International

Picturehouse Adding London Sites

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New cinemas in Crouch End, East Dulwich and Ealing add to Picturehouse's reach across London.

Picturehouse Cinemas today broke ground on two new London additions to their circuit of cinemas - East Dulwich Picturehouse & Café, scheduled to open at the end of 2014, and Crouch End Picturehouse, expected in 2015. Work begins on both cinemas this week and will create more than 100 new jobs.

Picturehouse has also announced their commitment to the Filmworks development in Ealing where a new 1,000 seat cinema will sit at the heart of a new 'Cultural Quarter' in the centre of Ealing, to open in 2017. More details about this development will be announced in due course, according to Picturehouse.

Lyn Goleby, managing director of Picturehouse, said: "Since joining Cineworld, we have had access to substantial capital investment and are now making good progress with our mission to expand our London offer. We are at various stages of planning on seven London sites right now and it's great to be breaking ground on the first ones this week."

East Dulwich Picturehouse & Café

In the former St Thomas More Community Centre on Lordship Lane, East Dulwich Picturehouse & Café will be home to a three-screen cinema with a café-bar and a small courtyard garden to the rear. The seating will be semi-reclining and with state of the art digital projection and sound technology.

The architectural integrity of the building will be preserved and in some areas, brought back to life as Picturehouse plan to reveal the beamwork currently hidden by suspended ceilings. …

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