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Fifty years ago The Castle Cinema in Hackney welcomed its last guests… Let’s give this old picture palace a new lease of life!
Fifty years ago The Castle Cinema in Hackney welcomed its last guests… Let’s give this old picture palace a new lease of life!
663 backers pledged £57,000 to help bring this project to life.

Revised Opening Date

Posted by Pillow Cinema (Creator)
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Hey guys!

We've made a little video to let you all know how we've been getting on with things at The Castle Cinema​!

The most important thing to share is that our opening date has been put back.

As you know we had planned to open in June, but some of the crucial elements of the project have taken longer than anticipated to complete. In particular, the contract...

However, we’re pleased to say that we’re now very close to signing, and we can then start on the exciting bit - transforming the space!

So as it stands we are now looking towards a late August - early September opening. We’re conscious it’s a sizeable delay, but we’re confident it’ll be well worth the wait.

Aside from the contract, we’ve had plenty of things to keep us busy. So check out the video for a summary of what we’ve been up to these past couple of months…

Much love, Dee & Asher xo

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      Mary Doyle on

      Thanks for the update, having refurbished & repurposed buildings in the past congratulations on remaining sane what with the house move & all. I'm really looking forward to having an ultra-local accessible cinema which I can get to in my wheelchair. Keep up the good work. Thanks you

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      Ian Clayton on

      Many thanks for the video update. It was really good to hear from you. Projects always take longer than you hope. You're really getting there and it's really going to bring something special to the community. Best of luck with your remaining tick list!