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Cinema building to get new lease of life

posted 15 Oct 2010, 20:03 by David Rintoul   [ updated 15 Oct 2010, 20:15 ]

A new vision for an Edinburgh landmark has been unveiled with an architect's impression of the multi-arts venue proposed for the former Odeon cinema in the city's Southside.

The cinema, which was shut down in 2003, is up for sale with a £2.93 million price tag after owners Duddingston House Properties were refused permission to turn it into a hotel.

Now an alliance of venue managers, arts administrators and designers hopes to raise the money to convert the iconic building into a centre for the arts under its original name The New Victoria.