Project information

Waltham Forest Cinema Trust

To buy, restore and reopen the former Granada cinema in Walthamstow, East London

Two years

Charity information: Uniting Britain Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    The former Granada cinema in Walthamstow has lain disused since 2003, and requires extensive restoration to re-open as a cinema.

    Solution

    Waltham Forest Cinema Trust intends to acquire the building, restore it, and re-open it as a thriving cinema and live events venue.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To purchase, restore and re-open the cinema.

    Activities

    » Our plan is to purchase the building at fair market value from the current owners, restore it and re-open it.

    Success will be a fully restored entertainment venue and cultural destination with cinema at its heart.


  • Impact

    Impact

    This project could act as the catalyst for the regeneration of Walthamstow town centre, bring jobs and prosperity as well as enhanced cultural provision to the entire borough.

    Risk

    The building is not currently in our ownership, and has suffered from apparent deterioration since it was closed in 2003.

    Reporting

    Donors will receive regular and personal communication from us, in a manner they choose.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £9,500,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £9,500,000 Capital appeal Purchase and restoration of the cinema
  • Background

    Location

    Walthamstow, East London.

    Beneficiaries

    The local community and wider public.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are a local not-for-profit company with the experience and contacts required to restore the cinema.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    James Atkinson

    Director