The building is in a derelict and decaying state. It has been on Historic England’s Register of ‘Buildings at Risk in London’ or the last decade. Historic England considers the building to be at imminent risk of further rapid deterioration and loss of fabric. There is an urgent need for a deliverable and sustainable solution.
Walthamstow EMD Cinema
The site comprises a Grade II* listed super cinema, recognised to be of national significance as a rare surviving example of the extravagant and flamboyant work of the Granada Group, their famed architect, Cecil Aubrey Masey, and interior designer, Theodore Komisarjevsky, at the height of the cinema boom of the 1930s. The building is loved by local people, who have campaigned relentlessly and in large numbers for about 15 years for it to be restored as an entertainment venue.