Everyman Cinema for Whiteladies Road
19 February 2014
A cinema could return to Whiteladies Road as early as autumn 2015 as Everyman are revealed as the operators who could restore the former Picture House to its former glory.
Everyman, not to be confused with the theatre in Cheltenham, own 10 cinemas across the country from London to Leeds.
The chain, founded in 1999 with the purchase of their first cinema, the Everyman in Hampstead, north west London, shows a wide array of mainstream, art house and classic films.
It’s not just solely about watching a film either, with bars and restaurants in the venues, and alcohol and hot drinks able to be brought into the theatres.
The new Everyman on Whiteladies will have two small screens on the ground floor along with a reception lounge and box office, and one large screen on the first floor, with the ornamental ceiling restored.
The first floor will have flats at the front where the function room used to be, accessed through the door between the new and old Cowshed buildings.
Everyman chief executive Andrew Myers said: “We are really excited about the opportunity to bring such a fantastic cinema and building back to life…
“We hope it will become a real asset to an area of Bristol that clearly shares our ethos of community and culture.
“We will strive to create a centre of entertainment activity and, very much like our existing cinemas, become something that is valued by people across the city and even further afield.”