Hopefully this work, plus that on the Green, will keep our feisty local rat population down.
According to essential reading Builders Merchants News, the building's roof will be relpaced by a curved glass one, and be an 11 floor hotel with 322 rooms.
When it opened, in 1923, the original cinema seated 2,300 people but it was badly damaged by bombing during the Second World War and did not re-open until 1955, under the new name ‘Gaumont Theatre’. It then became the Odeon cinema, Top Rank Bingo Club and most recently Mecca Bingo Hall. It has sat empty since 2001 when Mecca moved out.