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Soho Theatre at Walthamstow Village Festival – 2 August

Waltham Forest Council have published minutes of the historic meeting at Walthamstow School for Girls which will provide funding to purchase the EMD/Granada by negotiated sale or by Compulsory Purchase.Read them hereMeet Soho Theatre in Walthamstow! Soho Theatre will have a stall … Continue reading

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A huge leap forward for our cinema dream!

We’re delighted to confirm that Waltham Forest Council have approved funding for a Compulsory Purchase or negotiated sale of the EMD/Granada cinema from current owners, Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG). At a packed meeting at Walthamstow School for Girls, Council Leader … Continue reading

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Compulsory Purchase meeting – how you can attend

Waltham Forest Council Cabinet members will vote on whether to proceed with a Compulsory Purchase of the EMD/Granada cinema at a meeting on: Tuesday 15th July at 6.30pm at Walthamstow School for Girls, Church Hill, Walthamstow E17 9RZ. Open to … Continue reading

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Compulsory Purchase & how you can help

Waltham Forest Council Cabinet members will decide on 15th July whether or not to enforce a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO), aimed at acquiring the EMD/Granada cinema from current owners, Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG). Details here This follows UCKG’s failure to agree a sale … Continue reading

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Hear about the plans for our cinema!

On Saturday 26th April our friends at Soho Theatre will be at The E List Live event in Walthamstow,  discussing their plans for our cinema, in partnership with Waltham Forest Cinema Trust. The E List Live is at St. Mary’s Welcome … Continue reading

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Campaign update – March 2014

Since UCKG’s planning Appeal was rejected last May, we have kept in regular contact with Waltham Forest Cinema Trust and the council to find out what is happening, and any ways that supporters can help. In the last few weeks … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Waltham Forest Cinema Trust with the support of Waltham Forest Council continue progressing their plans for seeing the eventual re-opening of the EMD/Granada as a major cinema and live entertainment centre. We hope that a transfer of ownership from the building’s current … Continue reading

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An extraordinary story…

Since the UCKG have missed their opportunity in the High Court to challenge the government’s decision to refuse them planning permission we understand attempts are being made to negotiate an eventual sale of the cinema. There is no timetable in … Continue reading

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UCKG planning appeals REJECTED

We’re delighted to confirm that planning appeals to convert the EMD cinema into a UCKG Helpcentre with community use/cinema provision have been dismissed by the government and planning permission has been refused. This follows agreement by the Secretary of State … Continue reading

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EMD film report

The Planning Inspectorate is due to make their recommendation to Communities Secretary, Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP on UCKG’s planning appeals this May. While we await his decision and find out if the Communities Secretary upholds or rejects it, here’s a short film and article … Continue reading

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