THE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH which owns the former cinema at 25 Church Road has applied to turn the building into a theatre.
The move by KICC (Kingsway International Christian Centre) could scupper any long-cherished hopes among the Crystal Palace community of turning the only leisure use building back to its former use as a much-wanted cinema.
An application for a premises licence – dated March 10th – to Bromley council says the building will be used from 8 am to 2am.
In answer to a variety of standard questions ‘The Open Door Theatre’ says it will be providing plays, films, indoor sporting events (excluding boxing and wrestling), live music, recorded music, and performances of dance from 0800 to 0200.
In answer to the question “Will you be providing anything similar to live music recorded music or performances to dance the application – filled in by the newly-appointed business development manager Adeolu Aluko replies: “Yes”
There will be late night refreshments but no alcohol.
The application adds: All events on the premises will not necessarily exclude underage children as they will be family driven and community oriented.
News of the application came on the Virtual Norwood blogsite from Bromley Cllr and former Crystal Palace resident John Getgood (Lab. Penge and Cator). To see the full application – including plans – go to Vitual Norwood – News and Local Issues – Cinema in the Area thread page 163.