Adam Root will lead the team at a nine-screen Empire cinema in The Scene, Walthamstow

The Empire Cinema will open in November with Adam Root as the manager

The Empire Cinema will open in November with Adam Root as the manager

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A manager has been selected for Walthamstow’s first nine-screen, purpose-built cinema.

Adam Root will take charge of the Empire Cinema when it opens to the public in November on the site of the former Arcade shopping centre.

The cinema will be able to seat up to 1,200 people at a time.

Shops, 121 new homes and restaurants will also be on the site as part of a multi-million pound investment in Walthamstow Town Centre.

Empire will also create a number of job opportunities for the local community, with up to 40 positions being recruited ahead of launch.

Mr Root began working for Empire in Basildon in 2009 and moved to work in Bishops Stortford.

He has 17 years experience said he is ‘delighted’ after being offered the post.

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7:07pm Tue 2 Sep 14

jonny mash says...

Good luck to Mr Root and congratulations on creating so many jobs for the local community. I look forward to visiting in November to enjoy the comfortable seats and modern amenities, no doubt the McMuffins will organise one of their famous demos on opening night and will try and form a picket line ouside the cinema demanding that the council pays them the £12 Million needed to purchase and renovate the Granada cinema next door. Unfortunately, once the Empire opens and is enjoyed by the local community everyone will soon forget about the Granada
Good luck to Mr Root and congratulations on creating so many jobs for the local community. I look forward to visiting in November to enjoy the comfortable seats and modern amenities, no doubt the McMuffins will organise one of their famous demos on opening night and will try and form a picket line ouside the cinema demanding that the council pays them the £12 Million needed to purchase and renovate the Granada cinema next door. Unfortunately, once the Empire opens and is enjoyed by the local community everyone will soon forget about the Granada jonny mash
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10:31pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Villagecranberry says...

jonny mash wrote:
Good luck to Mr Root and congratulations on creating so many jobs for the local community. I look forward to visiting in November to enjoy the comfortable seats and modern amenities, no doubt the McMuffins will organise one of their famous demos on opening night and will try and form a picket line ouside the cinema demanding that the council pays them the £12 Million needed to purchase and renovate the Granada cinema next door. Unfortunately, once the Empire opens and is enjoyed by the local community everyone will soon forget about the Granada
Yes you are right. The manager looks quite contemporary and not dressed like an unmade bed like many of the campaigners who have protested outside the ruins of the former Granada.

Whilst all these protests have moved forward, Walthamstow has been transformed and the old cinema remains as a fly in the ointment.

It would take millions to make it into a private club to show films like Carry on up your Khybers Paths or The Hitchcock from the Planet Zob but groups like the Macguffs will continue with their futile cause despite them representing a mere minute fraction of the population locally.
[quote][p][bold]jonny mash[/bold] wrote: Good luck to Mr Root and congratulations on creating so many jobs for the local community. I look forward to visiting in November to enjoy the comfortable seats and modern amenities, no doubt the McMuffins will organise one of their famous demos on opening night and will try and form a picket line ouside the cinema demanding that the council pays them the £12 Million needed to purchase and renovate the Granada cinema next door. Unfortunately, once the Empire opens and is enjoyed by the local community everyone will soon forget about the Granada[/p][/quote]Yes you are right. The manager looks quite contemporary and not dressed like an unmade bed like many of the campaigners who have protested outside the ruins of the former Granada. Whilst all these protests have moved forward, Walthamstow has been transformed and the old cinema remains as a fly in the ointment. It would take millions to make it into a private club to show films like Carry on up your Khybers Paths or The Hitchcock from the Planet Zob but groups like the Macguffs will continue with their futile cause despite them representing a mere minute fraction of the population locally. Villagecranberry
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