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12th August 2019, 17:45

Works to demolish Queen's Cinema begin 

Scaffolding has gone up and works have started on the demolition of the Queen's cinema.

The news regarding the building - opened in the late 60's - has certainly been saddening to many in the community, for whom the building holds fond memories.

Described as "iconic", and "a piece of our history" by some, the old cinema building is nevertheless set to be demolished imminently, says the Government.

In protest of the demolition, signs have been left outside the building's front doors. "Protect our past" and "stop destroying Gib." On the road in front of these, is a parking notice that started from Monday morning, until further notice.

Scaffolding went up at the rear of the building over the weekend, and Monday's works saw scaffolding erected over the entire façade.

The site is set to be turned into a temporary car park with 23 parking spaces. It is unknown how long it will be before the site of the Queen's Cinema is developed.