Future Projections has been successful in its planning application to Bromley Council to turn the Grape and Grain pub, 2 Anerley Hill SE19 and the Bigger Picture Gallery (formerly a car showroom) into a two screen cinema. The main cinema would seat 203 people; the smaller cinema would have 51 seats.
The developer of the site, Peter Hall of Future Projections has said that he wants the new cinema to be a mix of the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill and the Everyman at Hampstead.
The publican of the Grape & Grain pub has a lease on the premises which expires in July.
News of a cinema opening is great news for locals, byt the news of the successful application leaves potential developers of two other cinemas at Crystal palace in a quandry . See http://www.sydenhamsociety.com/2010/11/want-a-new-cinema-in-the-area-crystal-palace-has-plans-for-three-of-them/