Ex-Empire Cinema

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Empire Cinema
Photo: ©Kevin R Boyd

Building activity at the cinema site started just before Christmas when unsightly piles of rubble from the demolition were levelled. But our excitement was quickly deflated when we learned that Empire Cinemas were planning to build a temporary car park rather than start building work for the new cinema complex which received revised planning consent in autumn 2010. The new scheme is similar to the previous one except that some of the screens are smaller to allow more cafe and other concession areas to be built. Happily, the Council stepped in to prevent construction of the car park and the latest public statement from Empire says that they plan to start work on the complex later this year. But then they said that in 2009, and in 2010…