Sheffield Council to consider buying and reviving Adelphi Cinema
Attercliffe’s Adelphi Cinema could soon become a local community hub under plans being considered by Sheffield City Council.
The Grade II-listed landmark operated as a cinema until 1967 and had been vacant before being used for storage from 2013.
Councillor Julie Grocutt, co-chair of the transport, regeneration and climate change committee, said: “For a long time residents and those working in Attercliffe have lost pride in the area and its sense of community has declined.
“I’m certain the transformation of the former Adelphi Cinema into a community space which promotes culture and improves residents’ quality of life and wellbeing would be a welcomed step in the right direction.
“As a council we are committed to changing perception of Attercliffe and injecting new life and a sense of pride back into the area. I look forward to seeing positive changes for Attercliffe.”
A considerable amount of work is required on the building itself to get it to a habitable state to be taken over by an operator, but the land on Attercliffe Road is believed to be in fair condition and unlikely to need significant work.
If the Council decides to pursue the acquisition of the property, refurbishment can begin almost immediately once it is purchased.
Interested parties can contact Alan Seasman at the authority for an initial discussion.
The plans will be discussed at a finance sub committee meeting on Monday, November 7 from 2pm.