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To: Dover District Council

Reopen the Regent

Reopen the Regent

I/we, the undersigned, want to see the former Regent Cinema in Deal reopened as a cinema for the benefit of the residents and visitors, as was intended when Dover District Council originally sold the building, and call on Dover District Council to use the legal powers available to it to reopen the Regent as a cinema and community venue.

Why is this important?

This important building is rotting, its building use restrictions are being flouted, and many local people are keen to see a cinema open in Deal once more. The building was purposefully sold at a low price with the proviso it would be made into a cinema - not flats or a restaurant as per the current plans (not yet officially submitted).


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Reasons for signing

  • The town is woefully short of safe places for our teens as evidenced by the rise in antisocial behaviour on it's streets. Give them somewhere to meet their friends and be proud of. The community of Deal needs its' Regent back.
  • I was looking at this beautiful building last week and I was saddened to see it’s current state. It needs to be in use as part of this creative community.
  • The grand building needs to be kept and used as intended not knocked down for more flats


2016-05-29 22:08:45 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-05-26 23:51:24 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-05-26 18:16:26 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-05-26 17:52:09 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-05-26 17:41:52 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-05-26 17:35:28 +0100

10 signatures reached