●● WE asked our readers whether they thought King’s School on Cumberland Street would make a good hotel after a suggestion by a reader. A Proper Charlie: We are in a middle of a housing crisis, so a hotel isn’t a good idea.
The entire Kings School buildings and grounds need to be earmarked for much needed affordable housing. Susan O’Donnell French: It would make a lovely hotel. Karina Harrington Lovett: Why would we want a hotel?
Who would visit this town, it has nothing to offer, no shopping no cinema. Sarah Teagle: I went to a hotel in Portland that was a converted school.
The bedrooms were classrooms.
Some were bars and the gym was a cinema with sofas in, Very cool! Wendy Chinery: I’d thought it would convert to some much needed apartments.
I totally oppose using green belt for building development on the Fence Avenue site. Tracy Henders: Wot about an entertainment complex, cinema etc? Vicki Henshall: That would involve destroying an historic building and grounds.
There are other sites being looked at for those purposes. Carrie Easterby: Why move to Prestbury?
Why not stay in Macclesfield?
It seems that another asset is going....the way Macclesfield is changing we will probably have charity shops in its place! Trish Wisson: Affordable housing is needed much more than a hotel. Rebecca Harrison: An art gallery. Jennifer Adams: I thought they hadn’t got planning permission for their new campus yet?
So isn’t this a bit premature??
They should move the Fence Avenue site to this plot and sacrifice a field! Becca Fisher: What about more larger homes for families? Max Homer: I tell you what it would make...a great school!!! Keep it as it is, all the history and memories lost. Tracy Henders: Not necessarily. Only the inside, same as changing it to a hotel. Annie Bagnall: Yeah – if you want a noisy, half empty hotel. ●● READERS had mixed views on the latest on the council’s new town leisure scheme, which is getting closer to reality after the council has secured a piece of muchneeded land. Lucy Eardley: We’ve got a cinema already!
It’s perfectly good thank you (Ok, seats could do with updating but let’s keep supporting the independent and perhaps they’ll get the funds to update them in due course!!) Steph Cleaver: Well said Lucy Eardley x Claire Lackford: Agreed. Cinemac is great, we don’t bother going to multiplexes now. Jenny Capper: I like Cinemac too.
Cheap on Sundays. Sharon Pollard: Absolutely, there’s no way I’m spending £30 to see a film.
It’s £10 for popcorn and a drink in multiplex cinemas, who can do that every week?
Cinemac all the way for us!! Sharon Pollard: can’t fault it. Alex Lawton Truswell Esq: Sorry but I’d rather have a big modern cinema... Fed up driving to Didsbury all the time! It would attract people from all round the area, also if it was good enough, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Congleton etc. Chris Branscomb: To all those saying we’ve got a
£3.50 cinema already, it’s not quite the same though is it? There’s nothing to say we can’t carry on having a good independent cinema in Macc if they show films people want to see at a reasonable price. Richard James Pattie: Support Cinemac. Keith Preece: The mind boggles at yet another twist in this saga. Nick Pettigrew: Would like a youth club, can’t the council ‘snap up’ some land for that? Hazel Beaumont: Yes and the hardworking team iMac and the success of the youth club in itself is proof Macclesfield needs a youth club. Ben Corcoran: Here here, I would and will choose Cinemac over any faceless, overpriced multiplex offered up.
Am sure there are more important and needy areas to be addressed before our town has this thrust upon us. Bree Shemilt: What’s the point? Waste of money. Kelsie Myers: Them moaning it’s in wrong place, you’ve got a cinema so be grateful. Peter Fowler: I assume everyone here has been to Parrs Wood.
Do you really want that in Macc? Lucy Eardley: Also, Cinemac invested only last year in a state of the art sound system.
I take my own cushion for the seat issue. Right old lady me!
The live screenings there are amazing too. Matthew Paul Till: I have been at Cinemac for 7 years now and I’m very proud of what we have done. The seats are a thing we have been unable to solve obviously not knowing the future.
We could be on the verge of 2 great independent cinemas in town. I don’t think we’ve had that since the 1970s or maybe 1960s. How amazing would that be? Kerry Gibson: Completely agree. Support Cinemac.
They really have no idea about what the town and people want or need. Open your ears and start meeting the people and listen to them. Jane Ellis: Bout time we had a decent cinema I say. Max Homer: I love the big cinemas, but you realise we have a lovely little cinema in Macc, ‘Cinemac’, which would die if we get the big chain. Sharon Pollard: Another waste of money, the novelty will wear off after a few months, it will look like the one in Stockport. Ruth Kendall: I love the people who run Cinemac, always friendly. Anne Pike: Still think it is in the wrong place, where Lidl wants to go would be better, might generate Sunderland Street area!
‘We’ve got a good cinema already’