2011 decision night!

On 18th May 2011, UCKG’s plans to convert the cinema into a church were unanimously rejected by Waltham Forest Council’s planning committee.

Although UCKG had a further planning application rejected in 2012, this page is dedicated to the 2011 decision which campaigners had waited 8 years for, following the dismissal back in 2003 of UCKG’s first planning Appeal.

So 2011 decision night was particularly exciting, and below are links to some of the drama, relief and ultimate elation of supporters hoping to “save our cinema!”


Video and audio

Banner at Town Hall

The aftermath – manchesterbadger
Supporters at the town hall – ybortolini
Fighting for their cinema – ybortolini
Celebrations – eastendlass
The magnificent pipers! – daryl1974
Walthamstow EMD D-Day – Fight the Height
From Radio Kate


E17 Art House
Vanessa Marie
Photobox – EMD Finalized

News and views

“‘Victory’ for campaign to save ‘Hitchcock’ cinema” – BBC
“Walthamstow cinema fans see off church plans – for now” – The Scoop
The UCKG Walks Home Empty Handed – But The Cinema Is Still Theirs – Archipelago of Truth
Save our cinema rally – Walthamstow Scene
Saving our Cinema by Susan Murray – Walthamstow Scene
Just a normal girl in London

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