Work starts on new cinema at former Harveys Depot site

Harvey's depot building, new cinema. SUS-150930-160836008

Harvey's depot building, new cinema. SUS-150930-160836008

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Work to transform the old Harveys Depot into a three-screen cinema is underway.

A planning application to convert the old building on Pinwell Road into a digital cinema was submitted in April 2014 and eventually approved by the South Downs National Park Authority planning committee on March 27 this year.

The plans also include film education and training facilities, multi-use room for training and community use, café bar and restaurant, back and front of house accommodation, including visitor toilets, staff welfare accommodation, office, server room, kitchen and hard and soft landscaping of the former tarmac yard.

The cinema will trade under the name ‘Depot Cinema’ and be run by Lewes Community Screen - a charity established in late 2012 with founding members and trustees all living in Lewes.

Harveys Brewery agreed to sell its former depot site to a charitable trust seeking to create a permanent community cinema utilising the structure of the old office-cum-warehouse building.

The cinema will provide a dynamic programme of daily films and events to appeal to all sectors of the Lewes community, including special screenings for the elderly, children, teenagers, mothers and babies and the disabled. There are also plans for educational workshops and the provision of facilities for courses undertaken at local colleges.

Visit www.lewesdepot.org for more information about the cinema development.

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