The building and is iconic and the interior is an excellent example of the work of renowned architect Theodore Komisarjevsky.
The former Granada cinema, in Castle Gates, is included in the Castle Street Vision and Development Framework.
It says the site would be suitable for a residential mixed-use development, with expansion on the proposal including part-demolition of the cinema to offer a mix of commercial and culture, with residential on the top floor.
The Cinema Theatre Association believe historic and architectural integrity would be sacrificed, and that the building is of national importance due to the interior design of "genius" Theodore Komisarjevsky.
Opened in November 1934 for Sidney Bernstein's Granada chain with a seating capacity for over 1,500 patrons, its interior was designed by Komisarjevsky, who was considered the greatest cinema decorator of his day.
His design for the Granada, Shrewsbury, remains virtually untouched and is the earliest surviving complete Granada interior in the classical style.
Let's not make the same mistakes made by previous generations and demolish iconic buildings of their era. This building and its interior is an jewel and any redevelopment of this area of the town should retain this much loved former theatre centre stage!

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