The popular Coronet Cinema is set to become a new fringe theatre venue called: “The Print Room”, which will move from its current premises just a few streets away.
The theatre will launch its new season this autumn in the cinema’s second screening room, which will be converted into a new 100-seat theatre. Meanwhile, the larger room will stay as a cinema managed by The Print Room artistic team.
The Coronet opened as a theatre in 1898 and has seen an array of actors tread the boards – such as Ellen Terry and John Gielgud staged his first Shakespeare play, “As you Like it”, in 1912. In 1923, it became a full-time cinema and featured in the film “Notting Hill” in 1999.
The Print Room opened at a former print works in 2010 and has been looking for a new venue as the landowner said they would demolish the building and build new luxury flats.
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