Save historical and family-friendly Plymouth cinema
- Pre-Planning proposal to demolish existing cinema at the site of 25 Derry's Cross, Plymouth
- United Kingdom
The Reel Cinema, formerly the ABC, began life as the Royal Cinema. Built in 1938, the building survived the Plymouth Blitz during the Second World War and is a vital piece of Plymouth history, and current family favourite; there are few other indoor entertainment venues in the city. However, plans have been suggested to knock the cinema down, along with the popular Lorenzo's Spanish Tapas Restaurant and Bar, a part of Plymouth for 25 years, and the Gala Bingo hall, for additional student accommodation.
A public consultation will be held at the Pennon Room in the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, on Monday 17 October, between 11 am and 7 pm, in which this petition will be delivered, to demonstrate Devon and Cornwall's support to keep The Reel Cinema, Lorenzo's Spanish Tapas Restaurant and Bar and the Gala Bingo hall.
We, the undersigned, do not wish to see the closure of The Reel Cinema, a building of historical significance in Plymouth, and a quirky haven for film-lovers and frustrated parents everywhere, such is the lack of family-friendly indoor entertainment in the city.
We do not wish to lose Lorenzo's Spanish Restaurant and Tapas Bar, a Plymouth institution, noted for excellent food and customer service. Neither do we want to see the closure of the Gala Bingo hall, an accessible means of entertainment for many people.
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The Save historical and family-friendly Plymouth cinema petition to Pre-Planning proposal to demolish existing cinema at the site of 25 Derry's Cross, Plymouth was written by Emma Jordan and is in the category Culture at GoPetition.