Huppert fights on to stop forced sale of Arts Picturehouse

8 October, 2013 No Comments

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert has vowed to fight on to stop the forced sale of the city’s Arts Picturehouse  after the Competition Commission’s ruling.

He plans to raise the issue in Parliament and with Business Secretary, Vince Cable, to try to stop the cinema being forcibly sold or even worse closed down.

Julian has spoken toPicturehouse staff about this on many occasions, signed the petition to save the cinema and raised his concerns with the Competition Commission.

He said: “I am very disappointed about this decision by the Competition Commission. I and many others wrote to them to point out how different the Arts Picturehouse is from the existing Cineworld, but they have not changed their minds.

“I will be raising this in Parliament as soon as I can, and will talk to Vince Cable to see if we can stop the forced sale. We must not let the cinema be closed down or lose the quality it provides.” 

The Competition Commission’s decision can be found here: http://www.competition-commission.org.uk/media-centre/latest-news/2013/Oct/cc-confirms-cineworld-findings

 

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