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Updates from Soho Theatre & Waltham Forest Cinema Trust

With the EMD/Granada’s foyer re-opening on 10th December as a pop-up pub, Soho Theatre have released a new statement here explaining their commitment to work with Antic and the rest of the consortium who now own the cinema. Waltham Forest Cinema Trust chairman, Neil Gerrard … Continue reading

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Foyer re-opens as ‘pop-up pub’ 10 December

Antic are re-opening the foyer of the EMD/Granada on 10th December as a ‘pop-up pub’. This will be the first time a part of the building has re-opened to the public since the cinema closed in January 2003. More info … Continue reading

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EMD/Granada added to ‘At Risk’ register

The Theatres Trust is an important national advisory body for the UK’s 2000+ theatres. They publish an annual list of Theatre buildings at risk, the latest of which contains 31 theatres including 2 new entries. One of these new entries is … Continue reading

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New ownership – New plans for our cinema

Antic pub company have completed the purchase of the EMD/Granada, finally ending UCKG’s 12-year ownership. Press reports suggested a company called RMP Prop – not Antic – had bought the cinema, however Anthony Thomas, Antic’s founder confirmed that RMP were simply … Continue reading

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Your questions answered by Soho Theatre

Soho Theatre have produced this list of FAQs to help everyone understand the current situation regarding their plans, the building ownership change, Waltham Forest Council’s position and the plans of Antic pub company. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who … Continue reading

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New statement from Soho

Some slightly more positive news… We’ve just received the statement below from Soho Theatre and WFCT, and we wanted to share it with you straight away. Please don’t stop sending your wonderful Tweets, Facebook posts and emails at this important … Continue reading

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3 quick things to help save the Granada this Christmas…

Right now, the buyer of our cinema, pub chain Antic London, is drawing up plans for the building. But we’re worried their plans boil down to mostly a pub with a side order of “quirky entertainment” (their words). That’s not what so many of us in Walthamstow fought … Continue reading

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A message to our supporters

Save Walthamstow Cinema have met Trustees and Directors of Waltham Forest Cinema Trust (WFCT) and Soho Theatre to discuss news of the sale of the EMD/Granada to Antic pub company. WFCT/Soho Theatre have already announced that they have met Antic … Continue reading

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Sale of cinema

Soho Theatre have released this statement confirming that Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) have sold the cinema. We hope and will encourage the new owners to work with Waltham Forest Cinema Trust, Soho Theatre and Waltham Forest Council in … Continue reading

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Sign up to cinema updates from Soho Theatre!

Hear the the latest news on Soho Theatre’s work with the Walthamstow community and their progress with reviving the cinema as a five star entertainment venue. Subscribe to their monthly newsletters here. Ownership and Planning news We’re pleased to confirm … Continue reading

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