Knocking through ....
Updated: Nov 10, 2020
Work is rapidly progressing on site at The Parade Cinema, Marlborough with the former Chapel and Manse buildings being cleared and prepared for their renovation to an independent cinema, bar & café.
Local building contractor Acorn Builders (Pewsey) Ltd are the lead on this exciting project and are highly skilled in the restoration and renovation of listed buildings.
In the past few days, the former Chapel and Manse have been connected for the first time, with large open spaces being created by linking the two buildings and removing the chimney and moving the staircase in the Manse.
The Chapel will house the foyer and a state-of-the-art single screen auditorium including a balcony level and the adjoining Manse will be transformed into a bar & café with seating area on both the ground floor and upstairs rooms.
Robert Hiscox, Chairman of Image Cinemas, commented:
“The support from the community and from investors for the new cinema has been extraordinarily
positive and generous, making all the hard work of the team feel even more worthwhile.
The cinema landscape is evolving and presenting a huge opportunity for venues like ours. With many blockbuster releases delayed until 2021, the film line-up once we open will be spectacular. In the meantime, many smaller British and independent film titles are more widely accessible, and audiences are preferring the experience of local, more intimate cinema venues to the standard multiplexes”.
There is an opportunity be part of the history and story of this exciting project by sponsoring a seat in the auditorium. For £500 you can have your name on a seat and 1 year’s Friend’s membership which will give you access to early booking, discounts on tickets, food & drink as well as newsletters, film news and more. Further information on this and project developments can be found on our 'get involved page'.