New screen is approved

FILM fans will have more choice in Bognor Regis 
next year.

A third screen for the Picturedrome Cinema has been approved by planning officers.

Cinema operator Adam Cunard hopes to have the extra screen showing its first movies next spring.

It will have 45 seats and is being created out of a redundant room on the historic building’s first floor at a cost of £50,000-60,000.

Arun District Council planning officer Simon Davis has given listed building consent for the conversion.

He said the scheme 
was in keeping with the 
19th-century cinema’s Grade II listed building status.

His report states: “It is desirable to keep the listed building in an active use and in a use which continues to benefit the local community.”

His consent is conditional on the film which will be used on the inside of windows to black out the space being acceptable.

This was requested by the historic buildings adviser and the conservation officer he consulted.