The Old Picture House
The Old Picture House

The £5million redevelopment of a former cinema in Lichfield has been completed.

The 1930s Regal Cinema on Tamworth Street has become 36 apartments as part of The Old Picture House development.

Work included restoration of the art-deco style frontage of the building.

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant took a tour of the completed site with Warren Jones, director of developer Somerton Jones.

“I’m really impressed by this transformation of former cinema building which unfortunately lay empty for many years and was in a terrible state.

“These are fabulous new homes with excellent rooftop views and an unbeatable location in the centre of our city.” 

Michael Fabricant MP

 Warren added:

“We’re very proud of this development which now offers some of the highest standard apartments in the city.

“We have sold more than 70% with buyers ranging from first time buyers to investors and retirees – they are all keen to take advantage of the site’s city centre location, and the cinema heritage has also been a big factor.

“Lichfield is a wonderful city to live and I am looking at more opportunities to provide more homes here.”

Warren Jones

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  1. Looks like all the flats are almost totally sold. There’s just one 2-bed apartment remaining for a mere £272,500

  2. It’s not finished. The foyer area is completely derelict inside. And take care walking down the side alley at night… It’s pitch black due to no lighting (my partner refuses to walk that on her own at night in that state).

  3. The frontage looks lovely but the back is not dissimilar to a factory unit with windows and as for the names of the suites. Why American film stars? It’s hardly Hollywood. We have plenty of great British films stars past and present. Why not celebrate them and use their names?

  4. Have a look through the windows it’s far from finished!! Also I can’t believe someone stuck that horific glass nonsense on the side awful design how that passed I will never k ow.

  5. AnnS, totally agree, what about Arthur Atkins, Bruce Jones, Finetime Fontayne, Jack Smethurst, etc.

  6. Has anyone taken on the unit at the bottom yet? Last I heard Boston Tea Party had taken it on, but it fell through

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