CINEMA HOPES IN DOUBT AS BUILDING UP FOR AUCTION
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