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  • "Sadly Myron is probably right.

    Cineworld haven't got the faintest idea how to run an independent cinema, and there isn't a cat in hell's chance they'll take the risk of showing some of the foreign and/or noir stuff I've seen there over the years. I can see the bar going as well, to be replaced with a dispensary for 1.5l buckets of ice topped with fizzy drinks supplied by whichever global drinks brand Cineworld have got into bed with.

    Thank Christ for the UPP."
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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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