Curtain raised on Pilbrow's plans for Walthamstow cinema

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Practice proposing to convert grade II*-listed cinema into live performance venue

Pilbrow & Partners’ plans to convert a grade II-listed cinema in east London into a live performance venue have been revealed.

The practice has been working with Soho Theatre for the past three years to come up with plans to transform EMD Walthamstow into a 1,050-seat live performance venue with a focus on live comedy.

The theatre, which opened in 1929, was originally conceived by theatre director and designer Theodore Komisarjevsky and cinema architect Cecil Masey.

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