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  • "Sadly, it's usually when statements are made on buy-outs or take-overs that 'nothing will change' ...... that things do! The Cinema will have been purchased as part of the new owner's property portfolio, so either it's 'potential will be maximised' or, at worst-scenario, it will become re-developed - and in Oxford, that has usually come to mean conversion into student or other types of accommodation - which in turn means the local 'education factories' plonking yet more students into central Oxford, and more problems with cars parked 'somewhere' - especially by the medium-long term students. City Council cannot be allowed to keep turning a blind-eye, though it probably doesn't help that the Leader of Labour-Group just happens to also be employed by Brookes University - he must have to 'declare an interest' every time the Council meets!"
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Oxford's independent cinema Phoenix Picturehouse bought out by Cineworld

THE Picturehouse art-house cinema chain, which owns the Phoenix in Oxford, has been bought by Cineworld.

Picturehouse spokesman Charles McDonald said that the Walton Street cinema will not be changed in any way.

The Picturehouse chain was founded when it purchased the Phoenix in 1989.

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