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Picturehouse Central London By Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has designed Picturehouse Central, a new seven-screen flagship cinema for Picturehouse housed in the historic London Trocadero.

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The cinema has been designed by architect Panter Hudspith, which has also completed another Picturehouse Central in Dulwich, London, has extensively restructured the interior, providing new spaces for cafes, bars, a restaurant and a rooftop terrace offering views over Piccadilly.

See also: TOP LONDON INTERIOR DESIGNER MARTIN BRUDNIZKI

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Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has used cinematic culture, from Hollywood glamour to art-house cinema, to create the interior.

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The consultancy says it has aimed to “recast this London landmark and make it fit for a 21st-century audience, with an art-house aesthetic that respects the illustrious history of the structure [built in 1896]”.

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Carousel bulbs in the venue’s entrance marquee bring a sense of theatre to the approach, whilst internally the space has a laid back art-house feel.

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The foyer walls feature a mural by celebrated artists Patrick Vale and Paul Davis and adjoining the concourse sits a vibrant retro café.

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From there, a red tiled staircase leads up to a first floor bar, restaurant and lobby area with vintage-style ticketing and confectionary kiosks.

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Picturehouse Central’s ground floor includes a New York deli-style cafe and a grand staircase leading up to the first floor, where a cafe bar overlooks Shaftesbury Avenue.

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A Members’ Bar is being created on the second and third floors, with a roof terrace and spectacular views over London.

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The elaborate Baroque Grade II listed façade has been rejuvenated and a new glass frontage onto Shaftesbury Avenue leads into a double-height foyer.

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Listed friezes by Gerald Moira from the days when the site was home to Scott’s Restaurant remain on public display and the ground floor café displays a specially commissioned illustrative mural by artists Patrick Vale and Paul Davis.

The existing seven auditoria have been upgraded with luxury seating, increased legroom, larger screens and improved sightlines.

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The new cinema will screen documentaries, independent and classic films as well as blockbusters and live ballet and opera.

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