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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU. PLEASE BE THERE, TOMORROW WEDNESDAY 25 MAY





WEDS 25 MAY FROM 4.45PM (meet outside at 4.30pm)

KENSINGTON TOWN HALL



Support the application for Kensington Odeon

to become an Asset of Community Value!



HEAR THE DEBATE

AT THE EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING



PUBLIC GALLERY, COUNCIL CHAMBER,

TOWN HALL, HORNTON STREET

Meeting starts 4.45pm prompt, meet outside at 4.30pm

The Friends of the Kensington (Odeon) are working with amenity societies, schools, cinema and theatre professionals including the specialist theatre design group Charcoal Blue (www.charcoalblue.com) to propose a mixed use arts venue.

The working title for the project is “The Hitchcock, Kensington” as it was his local cinema and the place where his first two movies were shown in 1926 and 1927.

“The Hitchcock, Kensington” will provide:

1)  A large, flexible theatre (800-1000 seats) for classical concerts / opera / plays / shows  and TV/ Radio broadcast.  There will be a fly tower and a flexible format stage.  

2)  A smaller flexible studio theatre with around 400 seats for film, theatre performances / TV / Radio broadcast

3)  A rehearsal studio on the top floor with TV / Radio broadcast ability

4)  Four underground cinemas (200-300 seats each) accessed by extending the existing staircases downwards

5)  Gallery Space

6)  A café / Tea Room / Bar / Members Club within the original tea room spaces

There will be strong educational and community programs and the Hitchcock would create a new West London festival for the Performing Arts. The Hitchcock will also form a cultural hub with the new Design Museum, scheduled to open opposite in November 2016.

The Friends of the Kensington (Odeon) Hitchcock Kensington proposal would retain and restore the full facade, entrance, the marble staircases and restore / re-introduce the original foyer / reception. It is our aim to restore and sympathetically enhance many of the original art deco features.

We have the support of: The Cinema Theatre Association; The Kensington Society; Edwardes Square, Scarsdale and Abingdon Association; The British Film Institute; Opera Holland Park; SAVE Britain’s Heritage; The 20th Century Society; Portobello Café Society

2 comments:

  1. Despite mealy mouthed Tory comments and an amendment to the Labour motion, the ACV application has now been turned down. Didn't take them long, did it?

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    1. Really I thought the whole point of the amendment was that the Friends of Ken odeon had 5 days to produce documents backing up the viability so how has a decision been made in less than 48 hours after the ECM. I was at the meeting, and you are right about Measley mouthed cons however Moylan wasn't just Measley mouthed he was reprehensible with his speech, the man is a snake, unlike able man with an extremely nasty turn of phrase.

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