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Press reports about the Hippodrome
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2016 October 30
The Observer
Seaside town struggle to rescue lost empires of entertainment

2016 October 21
Brighton and Hove Independent
Historic England puts Brighton's Old Town on new 'at risk' register

2016 October 21
The Argus
Brighton Old Town - including theatre and synagogue - on at risk register

2016 July 29
The Argus
Heritage gems battle for vital public cash

2016 March 4
Brighton & Hove Independent
Hippodrome is 'well worth saving' says star, after rare glimpse inside

2016 March 3
The Argus
Fatboy Slim gives his backing to Hippodrome restoration dreams

2016 February 27
The Argus
NOSTALGIA: How pop music has an affinity with_Sussex

2016 February 10
The Argus
Christopher Biggins puts panto behind him as he takes final bow

2015 December 13
The Argus
£50,000 funding boost for seafront regeneration plan

2015 November 29
The Argus
Dream to open Brighton Hippodrome could be realised within three years

2015 December 2
The Stage
Brighton Hippodrome ripe to become a 'theatre of varieties', report concludes

2015 October 22
The Stage
Brighton Hippodrome and Rose Playhouse among England's most endangered buildings

2015 September 20
The Argus
Trust: Hippodrome remains on top of at-risk list

2015 September 18
The Guardian
Thirty-one British theatres at risk of destruction, Theatres Trust reports

2015 June 22
Brighton & Hove News
Brighton Hippodrome's new owners to spend six months working with campaigners on venue's future

2015 June 19
The Argus
UK's leading owner of live music venues buys historic Brighton theatre

2015 June 19
The Stage
Academy Music Group buys historic Brighton Hippodrome

2015 April 23
The Argus
Fundraiser's cross-country trek to support the campaign to save the Brighton Hippodrome

2015 April 21
Brighton & Hove News
Brighton Hippodrome mothballed as future remains uncertain

2015 February 25
The Argus
Hippodrome campaigners launch new £25,000 fundraisng campaign

2015 February 25
Brighton & Hove News
Hippodrome campaigners launch fundraising drive

2015 February 2
The Argus
Make Hippodrome an ice rink in the winter and a theatre in the summer [letter]

2015 January 24
The Argus
Let's use our Hippodrome for large events, drama, circuses and pantos [letter]

2015 January 24
The Argus
Why not make Hippodrome a small venue [letter]

2015 January 12
The Argus
Plans for new multi-screen Brighton cinema shelved after developer makes a u-turn on use for historic venue

2015 January 12
The Stage
Campaigners fighting to save Brighton Hippodrome given fresh hope as cinema chain pulls out

2015 January 11
The Argus
Plans to turn Brighton Hippodrome into Vue cinema and shops shelved as Save Our Hippodrome film campaign video includes video

2015 January 5
The Argus
Thank you for a spectacular year comment by Jason Kitcat.
• Wins our second prize for inaccurate silly comment of the year.

2015 January 3
The Argus
It's a poor show all round with theatre [Heavily cut Soapbox comment by David Fisher, written a month earlier]

2014 December 29
The Stage
Brighton Hippodrome may be down, but it's far from out

2014 December 12
The Argus
Hippodrome campaigners "will not give up" on battle to save historic theatre venue from development

2014 December 8
The Stage
Judi Dench and Alan Ayckbourn protest at Brighton Hippodrome cinema plans

2014 December 3
The Argus
Brighton and Hove City Council gives green light to hippodrome leisure complex development - campaigners plan injunction

2014 October 28
The Argus
Magic star joins campaign to save Brighton Hippodrome from being converted into cinema and restaurant complex

2014 October 11
The Argus
Council has double standards over the hippodrome and ice rink plans [letter]

2014 September 19
The Argus
Fight to save Brighton's Hippodrome from redevelopment into eight-screen cinema appears over after planning application isn't called in [Love those snappy headlines!]

2014 September 19
The Stage
Brighton Hippodrome campaigners lose fight over cinema conversion plans

2014 September 18
The Independent
Brighton Hippodrome tops list of 33 historic theatres at risk

2014 September 18
The Guardian
Brighton Hippodrome tops Theatre Trust's list of playhouses at risk

2014 September 16
The Argus
Hopes dashed for Hippodrome campaigners community asset bid

2014 August 23
ITV Meridian News
Brighton Hippodrome plans called in
• Unfortunately, not true at the time of publication

2014 August 11
The Argus
Put Brighton cinema in the Astoria and save the Hippodrome [letter]

2014 August 4
The Argus
Beatles act play for the Hippodrome

2014 July 25
The Argus
Fighting fund set up to save Hippodrome theatre

2014 July 22
The Stage
Hippodrome campaigners to fight on after council setback

2014 July 20
The Argus
New Hippodrome petition calls on minister to halt conversion plans

2014 July 17
The Argus
Do not turn theatre into a cinema (letter)

2014 July 17
The Argus
Give us a 'West end" venue to inspire our young actors

2014 July 16
The Argus
Hippodrome fate to be decided at planning meeting

2014 July 16
The Argus
Historic Brighton theatre set to become eight screen cinema complex

2014 July 16
Latest News
Brighton and Hove planners approve turning Hippodrome into multiplex cinema

2014 July 11
The Argus
Hippodrome plans set to go ahead

2014 July 9
Latest News
Brighton Hippodrome £18 million cinema plans set for go-ahead

2014 May 9
The Times
Losing this gem will rock Brighton

2014 May 2
The Stage
Theatres Trust objects to final Brighton Hippodrome cinema plans

2014 April 18
The Argus
Public works money could have salvaged Brighton's Hippodrome (letter)

2014 April 16
The Argus
Lack of respect for surrounding areas (letter)

2014 April 14
The Argus
Don't let go of our history (opinion) As The Argus curiously hasn't put this on its website, we reproduce it here for them in the interests of . . . something or other.

View from the Ridgway
by Tim Ridgway
In just a few weeks' time, the future of one of Brighton's most historic venues will be decided.
      Since the late 19th century, the Hippodrome has stood in Middle Street hosting everything from pop concerts to cabaret, ice rinks to bingo.
      But all of these memories are now simply faded dreams as the building has sat empty for eight years.
      That could be about to change as developers have drawn up proposals to convert it into a cinema with restaurant spaces.
      Yet, as always seems to happen with any redevelopment plans, people are never happy to look forward.
      Instead they would much rather harp on about the glory days and come up with pipe dream plans drawn up on the back of a beermat.
      Let's be under no illusion—plain and simply, this is the final opportunity to save the Hippodrome.
      The money simply isn't there to preserve it as a place for live performance, as campaigners claim.
      If we delay then the city will lose a little bit of its history forever.
Rats! We've been rumbled! (But how did Mr Ridgway find out about the beermat?)

Beermat

2014 April 11
Civic Brighton & Hove
English Heritage thumbs-up for Hippodrome [Alaska Developers' press release]

2014 April 9
The Argus
Controversial Brighton Hippodrome cinema plans get English Heritage backing

2014 April 3
BBC News Sussex
English Heritage backs Brighton Hippodrome cinema plans

2014 March 28
Civic Brighton & Hove
The Hippodrome and Hippodrome House—objections, Brighton Society

2014 March 24
Civic Brighton & Hove
Alaska Developments: The Brighton Hippodrome Restoration & Dukes Lane Re-modelling

2014 March 21
The Beat Sheet
A new life for the Brighton Hippodrome

2014 March 21
The Whistler
Our Brighton Hippodrome

2014 March 19
The Argus
Thousands sign Brighton Hippodrome petition

2014 March 17
The Argus
Drama over cinema plans for Brighton Hippodrome

2014 January 24
The Argus
Plans to transform Brighton's Hippodrome must be resubmitted

2014 January 23
The Stage
Help us save the Hippodrome (letter)

2014 January 21
The Argus
Show some respect for Ship Street architecture (letter)

2014 January 21
BBC News Sussex
Brighton Hippodrome cinema plans declared incomplete

2014 January 19
Civic Brighton & Hove
Hippodrome tops at risk register—and circus could become cinema

2014 January 14
The Argus
£35m scheme for historic Hippodrome theatre in Brighton unveiled

2014 January 11
The Argus
A thousand sign up to save Brighton Hippodrome

2014 January 9
The Stage
Brighton Hippodrome campaigners rally for final chance to save venue

2013 November 18
The Argus
West End star vows to defy Brighton Hippodrome bulldozers

2013 November 17
Civic Brighton & Hove
The Hippodrome could house 8 new cinemas or a theatre

2013 October 26
The Argus
Brighton's Hippodrome can be the sizable theatre it needs [letters]

2013 October 26
Civic Brighton & Hove
Not another cinema : Fisherscircle : Three hundred and fifty-nine degrees

2013 October 24
The Stage
Pitiful plans for my Brighton rock (letter)

2013 October 21
Civic Brighton & Hove
Save Brighton Hippodrome Community Campaign

2013 October 21
Civic Brighton & Hove
Brighton Hippodrome Restoration

2013 October 21
Civic Brighton & Hove
Argus Soapbox: Cinema plan for theatre is disaster

2013 October 19
The Argus
A new use for theatree

2013 October 18
The Argus
Brighton Hippodrome is 'at risk' but it must be cherished (four letters)

2013 October 15
What's On Stage
Campaign to preserve Brighton Hippodrome

2013 October 9
The Argus
Is there hope for Brighton's Hippodrome? by Adam Trimingham

2013 October 9
The Stage
Brighton council urged to support Hippodrome's return as live venue

2013 September 20
The Argus
Fears historic Hippodrome in Brighton could be lost forever as venue placed on 'most at risk' list

2013 September 19
The Stage
Hippodromes top UK theatre buildings 'most at risk'

2013 June 5
The Argus
Reflections on The Beatles and their Hippodrome hits

2013 April 21
The Argus
Brighton Hippodrome to become a cinema

2012 July 27
The Argus
Squatters evicted from Brighton Hippodrome site

2012 July 25
The Argus
Squatters turn Brighton street into a 'music festival'

2012 February 25
The Argus
Brighton Hippodrome restoration moves closer

2009 June 24
The Stage
Four sites join theatre 'at risk' list

2007 February 25
The Argus
Hippodrome to become top music venue

2007 February 20
Brighton Business
Hippodrome music venue born again

2006 October 3
The Argus
Hippodrome can offer our city West End shows [letter]

2006 August 24
The Argus
Middle and Ship Streets can save the Hippodrome

2006 August 24
The Stage
Hopes rise for live shows in Brighton Hippodrome

2006 August 24
The Argus
Middle and Ship Streets can save the Hippodrome (letter)

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