It was announced this weekend that the cinema we’ve been waiting for is going ahead. Lyn Goleby, former Picturehouse executive, got a very warm reception when she went on stage at Green Days to say that the plans for the former Ballet Rambert site were coming to fruition and we can expect it to open next year.
Her team had a model of the five screen cinema, with a terraced bar and cafe, and were inviting the Green Days crowds to name the independent cinema by voting for one of the following: The Chiswick Cinema, Chiswick Lane, The Icon Chiswick, The Metropolitan, Trafalgar Chiswick, Times Chiswick, Phoenix Chiswick, Visions Chiswick, Lumen Chiswick, The Story Chiswick, The Story and Star, Plaza Chiswick or any other ideas of their own. I rather like a suggestion I saw on Twitter – ‘Chisflicks’. If you would like to vote for one of those names or suggest your own, you have until the end of June to do so by clicking on this link and following the instructions.