First pictures of new Chalk Farm cinema released
PUBLISHED: 10:05 27 October 2014 | UPDATED: 10:28 27 October 2014
The first images of a new art-house cinema proposed for Chalk Farm were on show to the public over the weekend.
The three-screen basement cinema is part of a major redevelopment of the former home of iconic restaurant and ice cream factory Marine Ices.
The plans by developer London and Regional Properties would also see the construction of 19 upper floor flats and a new ground floor restaurant.
It comes after the long-running Marine Ices store moved out of its home of more than 80 years and opened a new parlour 300 yards away in Chalk Farm Road.
Calling the complex Marine Ices Cinema, the developers say they hope to return the much-loved ice cream to its former home by selling it in the new restaurant and cinema.
Geoff Springer, director of London and Regional Properties, said: “We are keen to create a development that will benefit the area and provide something new for the local community.
“In particular, Camden Town’s cultural offer will be significantly increased with a new 3-screen art-house cinema, including a restaurant, opposite the Roundhouse venue.
“The development will also provide 19 new homes, including an offer of affordable housing, to address the significant shortage of homes in Camden.
“With Marine Ices moving back in to Camden, just down the road, this is a real opportunity to continue the site’s long history with Marine Ices by making their ice cream available in the new cinema and restaurant.”