CIN­EMA HOPES IN DOUBT AS BUILD­ING UP FOR AUC­TION

Bangor Mail - - News -

THE owner of a for­mer court­house set to be trans­formed into a bou­tique cin­ema has put the site up for sale.

De­vel­op­ers se­cured plan­ning per­mis­sion to ren­o­vate Llangefni’s cur­rently va­cant Grade-II listed county court into a pic­ture house.

The ap­pli­ca­tion had been sub­mit­ted by ap­pli­cant Jeremy Roth­well, spark­ing hopes the town would get its first cin­ema since the Ar­ca­dia closed in 1968.

In their ap­pli­ca­tion, de­vel­op­ers stated it would em­ploy 16 staff.

But the site has now been placed on an on­line auc­tion with Ge­orge Grundy Es­tates in Bolton.

It has a guide price of £160,000 and is be­ing pro­moted as an in­vest­ment op­por­tu­nity with hopes some­one else will come in and take on the project.

The own­ers have been asked for com­ment through the agent.

The court­house was last sold at auc­tion in 2018 for £72,000 af­ter hold­ing its last hear­ing in 2017, hav­ing for­merly served as a civil and fam­ily court.

The agents said: “This is an ex­ceed­ingly rare op­por­tu­nity to ac­quire a free­hold, for­mer court house Grade II listed stone build­ing with con­di­tional plan­ning ap­proved for a bou­tique style cin­ema and restau­rant.”

The old court­house in Llangefni held its last hear­ing in 2017

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