In 2017, Hyde Park Picture House embarked on a mission. The mission was to develop their 104-year-old historic cinema to make it more accessible and sustainable for all to celebrate in the future, whilst still embodying the cinema’s rich heritage.

Over a year on from the initial plans for redevelopment and with the help of The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and friends, we’re incredibly excited to announce that Hyde Park Picture House has received planning permission and listed building consent, which is a huge milestone in the project. This means that the amazing transformation hopes to begin soon, leaving us in both anticipation and excitement to see the finished project, which is aiming for 2020.

The Picture House Project means looking backwards as well as forwards. It is very much about preserving the building’s 104-year-old history, whilst providing a safe and comfortable building to be preserved for another 104 years (and many more to come!) – they will be restoring their unique gas-lights and Edwardian plasterwork, maintaining their ability to project and share traditional analogue film formats and including new facilities such as toilets and wheelchair access.

As The Picture House Project continues further, we will be there every step of the way to show you the latest developments and updates. To view more about The Picture House Project, including their latest production model, see the timeline of the events thus far and all those involved visit their website: