PICTUREHOUSE Cinemas is opening a six-screen art deco theatre in Bromley. The former Cineworld in Bromley High Street will reopen as a newly renovated Picturehouse in late Spring of this year, creating 25 new jobs.
The original building dates from 1936, representing the distinct art deco style of prominent architect George Coles.
Clare Binns, joint managing director of Picturehouse, said: “Walk through the front doors of Bromley Picturehouse and you’ll enter a beautiful historic building featuring a blend of classic art-deco design with modern Picturehouse touches.
“We love to choose unique, historical buildings because of the naturally inviting atmosphere and character they possess. Bromley is set to be one of our most distinctive and unique projects yet.”
The refurbishment will add two additional screens, improve accessibility access including a new lift, and a bar and kitchen.
The four existing screens will be refurbished to create “more generous leg room, comfy seats and state-of-the-art sound systems and projection facilities.”
The first 2,000 members will have their names permanently inscribed onto the Founder Members’ Wall.