You will know the good news by now. After your massive support for a Kentish Town cinema, victory was announced on Tuesday evening at Camden Town Hall.
And now several very respectable chains are about to pounce, including popular contenders, Bermondsey arthouse gaff Shortwave, who we first contacted over a year ago when the Pizza Express closed.
“It’s fantastic news that the Camden planners have opted for a cinema,” says founder Rob Wray. “Thanks to the Kentishtowner campaign, the area’s rich silver screen history has been rediscovered and local people have made it clear they want one on that site. Our plan is simply for a small indie with approx fifty seats and cafe bar.”
For the uninitiated, Shortwave in Bermondsey is a 52-seat independent which screens “the best recent releases and previews of emerging filmmakers”. Since opening in SE1 in 2009, they’ve even hosted the London Short and Independent Film Festivals.
So here are some more reasons why the boys say they’re the ones:
We’ll keep you up to date on what happens next, every step of the way…