State Cinema Study Set For New Year

THE FUTURE of the State Cinema in Grays became a little bit clearer last night when the Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation (DC) announced a feasibility study will be carried out in the new year.

The DC and Thurrock Council have appointed Alan Baxter & Associates LLP to carry out the study on the 1930’s Listed Grade 2 cinema which has been the subject of speculation since it was purchased by TSP Properties for a reported £500,000 in 2005.

The owner of the State Cinema and other interested parties will be involved in the study, which is due to be finalised in Spring 2010.

Below is a short film, we made earlier this year with local historian Mike Ostler on the history of the State.

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