Search

Plans for Kentish Town cinema take one step closer following council approval

17:00 23 April 2014

Kentish Town Forum

Kentish Town Forum

Archant

Residents in Kentish Town are a step closer to seeing a cinema return to their neighbourhood after councillors agreed to allow a music venue to screen films.

The Forum in Highgate Road is turning back the clock by adding cinema privileges – and boxing – to its licence.

It marks a return to the building’s original use as an art deco cinema when it was erected in 1934, subsequently making way for a live music venue.

While music gigs are expected to remain as The Forum’s primary use, film showings are likely to prove a popular addition.

Only one complaint was said to have been received following the application, which concerned parking pressures.

Residents could also see a second cinema opening its doors after separate plans were submitted to turn the former Pizza Express building in Kentish Town Road into an upmarket cinema earlier this year.

It has so far been left empty with a number of squatters taking over the building.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 15:23
Emma will be in the MasterChef final tonight

This year’s BBC hit show MasterChef has seen a mother-of-four from East Finchley beat other amateur chefs from across the country to reach the finals.

Yesterday, 13:34
An elderly woman was rushed to hospital.

A 94-year-old woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a car in Golders Green.

Yesterday, 12:50
Louise Berwin with her four-wheel walker. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Louise Berman has no feeling below her left knee but that will not stop her trekking almost 27 miles through the capital this weekend.

Yesterday, 12:00
Lauderdale House director Katherine Ives with donors who have put money into Lauderdale Transformed, from left Hanka Bednarova, Liz Morris, Katherine Ives, Christoph Schedl, Geoffrey Walker and Catherine Budgett Meakin. Picture: Polly Hancock

Time is running out for a historic house as it enters the final week of its innovative online crowdfunding campaign to secure its future for generations to come.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Spruce up for spring with this beauty bundle from Justmylook!

Looking to update your look for spring? Well, you’re in luck.

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder