More Details About Chiswick's New Cinema Complex

Picturehouse Cinemas plan includes late opening bar


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More details about the proposed five-screen cinema complex planned for Chiswick High Road are now emerging including its plans for a late-night bar and roof terrace.

According to the planning application, Picturehouse Cinemas plan to operate the cinemas until midnight and have the bars open until 0130.

An informal exhibition will be on display at St Michael and All Angels Church, Bath Road on Saturday, 25 May from 10 am-1pm.

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The planning application for change of use of the former Rambert Dance company premises from mixed use to a cinema complex with bars and restaurant is lodged with Hounslow Council and can be read on the Hounslow Planning Application website - Reference Number: P/2013/1466 (00248/94-98/P2). The application is for a refurbishment and extension of the properties on 94-96 Chiswick High Road.

Rambert Dance Company announced earlier this month that it had exchanged contracts for its property in Chiswick with Picturehouse Cinemas – the UK’s leading independent cinema group.

The plans are for three separate screens on the ground floor with a small bar and restaurant/cafe. The first floor would incude a VIP area and bar. A mezzanine level screen and a third-floor cinema screen bring the total of screening auditoria to five.

A noise impact assessment carried out in support of the application notes that as the site is in a residential area, there would be particular consideration given over to high levels of sound insulation.

Formed in 1989, Picturehouse now owns and operates 21 cinemas including the most recent openings were the Hackney Picturehouse and Brighton. It has cinemas in Hackney, Clapham and Stratford, Hackney and Brighton and 36 independently operated venues throughout the UK. The

Its venues also broadcast live opera and theatre, pioneering live Screen Arts cinecasts from a variety of venues including the National Theatre, the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House, as well as regular filmmaker Q&As.

Rambert Dance Company has been based on Chiswick High Road since 1971 but will take up residency in new purpose-built headquarters on the South Bank later this year. The sale of the building is a significant step toward the move to the new building.

May 25, 2013

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