Cineworld Chelsea

279 Kings Road,
London, SW3 5EW

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cultman1 on January 21, 2017 at 7:26 am

GPM10 is this therefore going to be demolished and become bijou flats with Everyman Cinema taking over?

GPM10 on January 21, 2017 at 12:15 am

Just been notified that this cinema will close permanently on 9 March 2017.

CF100 on August 5, 2016 at 4:50 am

Planning permission has been granted on appeal.

Three auditoria are proposed for the first floor, 75 seats, 100 seats, and a small cinema for private use. Everyman is cited as the proposed operator.

cultman1 on January 3, 2016 at 12:07 pm

once existing cinema is demolished I assume the developers will include a cinema of sorts in its place? Everyman were considering taking it over?

zappomatic on January 3, 2016 at 11:54 am

Appeal has been allowed and the owner of the site has permission to demolish the building. I wonder when this cinema will close?

zappomatic on October 25, 2015 at 3:16 pm

An appeal against the decision is currently in progress.

zappomatic on March 2, 2015 at 9:15 am

The latest planning application was refused (on 5 February). Case reference PP/14/07843. I’m pleased!

cultman1 on February 17, 2015 at 5:16 am

Has there been any further update on this for an Everyman?

zappomatic on June 1, 2014 at 10:18 am

The planning application for the new development has been refused and appealed so this cinema will be with us for a while yet.

The repaint is just that – a repaint! Still with all the Virgin/UGC style signage and colours, and Cineworld purple carpet.

Billy on March 23, 2014 at 8:50 pm

Interesting to hear – when I went just last month it was still very much stuck in the Virgin/UGC days of the late 1990s.

zappomatic on March 8, 2014 at 8:06 am

Currently receiving a full re-paint inside.

Billy on February 10, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Still open as of February 2014 and seemingly no sign of closure.

jeremyb on December 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Evening Standard reports (December 12 2012) that the cinema is to be demolished and replaced by a new 4-screen Everyman cinema, opening in 2015. So one of London’s oldest cinema buildings is to go..

woody on February 15, 2011 at 7:19 am

press ad from march 1971 as the essoldo chelsea playing warhols flesh

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Ken Roe on September 3, 2006 at 11:15 am

Photographed in 2002 operating as the UGC Chelsea:

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Ken Roe on August 13, 2006 at 11:37 pm

A recent (August 2006) photograph of the Cineworld Chelsea:

SethLewis on July 27, 2005 at 12:07 pm

A serviceable neighborhood theatre…the upstairs screen number 3 is probably the most comfortable…Have seen a wide range of pictures here over the years including The Prince of Tides, High Heels, In and Out, The Edge, Fight Club, Traffic, What Women Want, Bofinger, There’s Something About Mary and The Matrix

The scary part is that in my 15 years in London this and the Fulham Rd theatre among a couple of others have been rebranded 5 times from Cannon to MGM to Virgin to UGC and now to Cineworld…How is the customer supposed to develop any sort of allegiance?