Much to the delight of many local residents who have campaigned tirelessly for over nine years, Everyman Cinemas will reopen the fully refurbished venue at 25 Church Road on Thursday 15th November – 50 years after the picture house closed its doors.
After the tireless efforts by the Picture Palace Campaign to have the building returned to its former use, Everyman Cinemas exchanged contracts on the building in January 2018 and are soon to complete the restoration and refurbishment of the venue.
Crispin Lilly CEO of Everyman Media Group said: “The response from the community in Crystal Palace has been incredible. We know it’s something that they’ve campaigned for and it’s such a storied building so we can’t wait to do it justice.
“Everyman is all about the experience of a night at the cinema, so whether it’s the design of the venue, great food and drink, sofa seating and a broad programme of films, we want to make people fall in love with that experience.”
Annabel Sidney, who chairs the Picture Palace Campaign said: “When I organised the first meeting of what became the Picture Palace Campaign back in June 2009 – in the Royal Albert pub on Westow Hill – I never dreamt it would take so long to get our cinema back.
“The first meeting attracted 45 people. A public meeting we held in the Queens hotel, Crystal Palace just a few months later would attract over 1,000.
“Lots of lasting friendships have been formed. The Campaign would like to thank everyone who supported us – people who signed petitions, put campaign cards through people’s doors, attended Bromley council planning committee meetings etc etc – and, last but not least, a huge thank you to Everyman, who prove that dreams can come true.”
About Everyman Cinemas:
Everyman is an independent network of boutique cinemas with a passion for quality. With a focus on great food and drink, comfy sofa seating and a broad programme of films and live broadcast arts events, Everyman offers a great night out for all its guests.
Creating standout experiences is also core to the everyman offer, with an annual Everyman Music Film Festival, temporary cinema installations in surprising locations and special events around major film releases.
Currently formed of 22 venues, Everyman is also the fastest growing independent network in the UK, with new venues set to open in Glasgow, Altrincham and Liverpool later in 2018 and more locations in the coming years.
For more information please visit http://www.everymancinema.com (Source: Everyman cinemas press release)
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