Almost 14 years after its last cinema disappeared, Ealing is set to get a brand new one later this month.
The Ealing Project — a multi-screen venue that will also host live comedy, music and more — is the area’s first movie theatre since Empire Cinema closed its local branch in 2008.
Due to open on June 30 at the site of the former site of the Karma Club in Ealing Broadway, the cinema will offer £6 tickets throughout July.
Promising a programme of newly released blockbusters and a range of independent films, the venue will also be used as an events space, with room for co-working and a fully stocked bar and cafe during the day.
The cinema is also promising a number of locally focused events, collaborating with local musicians to curate its live music schedule, and collaborating with the likes of Bollo Brook youth club.
The Ealing Project is the latest venture from Really Local Group, which opened the Catford Mews cinema in 2019, with another site in Reading launching in 2021. Further projects in Bermondsey, Canning Town, Sutton and beyond are planned over the next two years.
Preston Benson, founder of Really Local Group, said: “We can’t wait to open the doors to The Ealing Project, breathing new life into a disused venue and bringing an exciting range of film and culture to the local community.
“We’re very proud of the space we’ve created and we’re confident Ealing locals and newcomers alike will enjoy the huge new space and rich programme of films, art installations and events.”
Membership schemes, starting at £45 for annual adult memberships and £28 for students, over 50s, NHS staff and Bluelight card holders, will offer a number of perks, from free and discounted tickets to quarterly members-only events.
This is the first of two new cinemas set to arrive in Ealing in the near future, with an eight-screen Picturehouse cinema due to open within the Ealing Filmworks development either at the end of this year, or early 2023. Cinemas in nearby Chiswick and Acton opened in the summer of 2021. (Standard)