Cinema returns to Hither Green, 18th October

Sunday 18th October 2009

14:00 – 22:00

Firemasters Warehouse, 174-176 Hither Green Lane, entrance on Lanier Rd

BC regular Max Calo is helping to organise a one-off celebration of cinema in Hither Green this Sunday, in support of a former Cinema threatened with demolition.

He writes:

After more than 50 years a cinema comes back to Hither Green, it's
only for a day but it's a great community building exercise.

We had a geat response so far and we're expecting this to be a success. We are trying to rescue the former Park Cinema (aka Kidz Korner) from demolition, so that it can be turned in to an Art and Community Centre -
if all the stars align correctly it could be done.

We have a purpose built performance space at the heart of a dwindling high street that's screaming to be transformed into a multi-purpose Arts and Community centre. It would rescue Hither Green Lane from its decline and make an enormous difference to the quality of life of all residents that currently live in an environment that is a cultural desert.

After a first stage of campaigning against the developer's proposal we are now in a propositive stage, we set us up formally as an association with the aim of promoting cultural events in the area with a view of establishing an Arts and Community Centre and this is our first outing.