I feel I have to step in and stick up for my local cinema - it's getting a right bashing! Perhaps if people know the whole story they will look at it differently - maybe not, anyway.. The cinema and the plot that it's on are owned by Tesco. Tesco bought it to tear it down and build a Tesco Metro, (like we need anotherTesco). . The fact that there was such an outcry from local residents meant that they were thwarted in their plans.. Look i know it's not great, i go there a lot, but Tesco, are deliberately letting it fall into disrepair so they have an excuse to tear it down. It's actually a lovely old art deco building and it's a real shame that it may just vanish from the high street. I'm sorry that people have had a bad experience there, but the staff are not paid a lot, and they have a very low morale having to work in a crumbling building that no-one cares about.
If you are local to Hammersmith, or just care about old cinemas, please make your voice heard at www.lbhf.gov.uk/