LAST PLEA FOR COLISEUM
The Coliseum Cinema in Porthmadog, North Wales, near to Portmeirion, is an important landmark in "The Prisoner", as this was the building in which cast and crew watched each day's filming rushes back in 1966.
As readers of TUW will know, a campaign has been running in recent years to save the iconic art deco building (with 10% of this website's income donated to the cause).
Now it sadly seems that all is nearly lost, as planning has been received at Gwynedd County Council to demolish the building. However, TUW is asking all its readers to contact GCC to object to the proposal.
If you click on the link below it will take you to the planning page - under Community - type Porthmadog - Dates between 1st - 17th October, there you will find the latest application which is demolition of the Coliseum, you can voice your objections with the following text (or something similar):
I very strongly object to the proposed demolition of the Coliseum cinema building in Porthmadog and believe that this iconic building needs to be kept as part of the town's heritage and culture. The building, which enhances the landscape on which it stands, could, with the right mind-set and investment, play a pivotal role in reinvigorating a town that so desperately needs it at the moment.
UPDATE 1/12/14_Bad news is that CADW are refusing to have the building listed, however there is some hope that the building might be saved if bats are found to be roosting in the roof. More details: HERE.