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The Capitol to close
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Westy1980


Posts: 26
Joined: Jan 2012
Post: #221
20-05-2016 05:59 PM

I emailed Picturehouse (again, getting over-excited) - this is their reply:

Thank you for your email and your interest in The Picturehouses.

We are always looking for great opportunities to grow the Picturehouse family and this site looks like it would be a great addition to our group. We do not currently have any plans for a venue in this area but I have forwarded your email to the relevant department.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance and, again, thank you for your interest in the Picturehouses.

Kindest regards,

Jim
Customer Services
Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd


Maybe if enough people mail them, it'll get them looking at the possibility more seriously?

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malcolmchurch


Posts: 21
Joined: Feb 2014
Post: #222
21-05-2016 01:54 AM

As the original poster about The Capitol closing I did ascertain some information when it was first mooted. Picturehouse (and other cinema chains) did investigate and decided against it due to the listed building problems. So it is unlikely to revert to being a cinema.

Unless Wetherspoons receive a satisfactory price for the lease they will not pass the lease on. Maybe another pub chain or nightclub venue might be interested. I don't think this will happen soon.....

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Shiro


Posts: 33
Joined: Jan 2015
Post: #223
21-05-2016 11:14 AM

Keep the Wetherspoons. Pints for less than £4 please.

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malcolmchurch


Posts: 21
Joined: Feb 2014
Post: #224
21-05-2016 12:14 PM

And those are the expensive beers, most ales are under £2.50. Also their breakfasts - especially Eggs Benedict - are incredible value for money.

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Anotherjohn


Posts: 347
Joined: May 2005
Post: #225
21-05-2016 04:01 PM

Shiro

The Bird in Hand on Dartmouth Road is also really good value for money - especially now that it's been refurbed.

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Shiro


Posts: 33
Joined: Jan 2015
Post: #226
23-05-2016 02:29 PM

They do a pint of Punk IPA on tap in there for £3.50. TV for sports and allowed to bring food in as well. God send.

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Chippy


Posts: 3
Joined: May 2016
Post: #227
24-05-2016 05:57 PM

More details on the sale ...





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BamptonRoad


Posts: 44
Joined: Dec 2014
Post: #228
25-05-2016 11:46 AM

They should have proof read that.

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rshdunlop


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Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #229
25-05-2016 01:27 PM

I dunno, I discuss the projection box all the time.

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BamptonRoad


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Joined: Dec 2014
Post: #230
25-05-2016 01:55 PM

I didn't realise that we are located 7 miles south west of central London either.

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lacb


Posts: 623
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #231
25-05-2016 02:24 PM

I suspect that is a driving route to Charing Cross. A little less than that as the crow flies I think, more like 6.

ETA but not south west!

This post was last modified: 25-05-2016 02:25 PM by lacb.

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Mr_Numbers


Posts: 510
Joined: May 2012
Post: #232
25-05-2016 02:37 PM

Quote:
I didn't realise that we are located 7 miles south west of central London either.

If we could move the rest of Forest Hill to 7 miles south west of central London we'd double our house prices! #pensionpot

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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #233
25-05-2016 03:27 PM

Quote:
I didn't realise that we are located 7 miles south west of central London either.

It's an easy mistake to make. Central London and Woolwich are easy to confuse. Laugh

Still better than when Next PR department measures the distance from Sydenham (Oxfordshire) to their nearest store.
http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/111817..._Sydenham/

Quote:
Fashion retailers Next are opening of a new megastore in a Sydenham retail park [Bell Green].
....
Until now, the nearest Next store has been in Aylesbury, more than 12 miles away.

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P1971


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Joined: Feb 2009
Post: #234
25-05-2016 04:49 PM

IMO It would be great if The Capitol became a joint cinema, theatre & music/comedy venue......

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Westy1980


Posts: 26
Joined: Jan 2012
Post: #235
27-05-2016 08:43 AM

That would be a great idea - perhaps it could also operate as an indoor market in the daytime? Perhaps it could work as an easy outlet for some of the amazing craftspeople and artists on Havelock work? Antiques, music etc - that could be easily cleared away int he evening to allow it to run as a cinema/music venue etc?

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Steve Horniman


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Joined: Mar 2014
Post: #236
15-06-2016 11:14 AM

I would place money on the Capitol becoming a religious venue like the cinema in Catford.

A lot of the religious groups have the money and they will probably ignore restrictions that are in place due to the grade 2 listing.

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Londondrz


Posts: 1,538
Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #237
15-06-2016 11:35 AM

Hi Steve. I hope not given the issues we had in Davids Road. However that was enforced by the council at the time. I would be surprised if it was granted planning given traffic issues with all of the local "churches"!

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roz


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #238
23-06-2016 07:19 AM

Someone should remind them its haunted! With enormous spiders too apparently!

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Devonish Forester


Posts: 62
Joined: Nov 2015
Post: #239
23-06-2016 12:35 PM

No enterprise with commercial nous will take over the building without obtaining plans from the Council detailing how they are going to integrate the two car parks with the town centre.

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