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by Jonwo
Fri 23 Feb, 2024 00.33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 469
Views: 107666

Re: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board

I like that the mods are very firm on no political discussion. I think if other websites had that approach, the internet would be a happier place.
by Jonwo
Wed 21 Feb, 2024 01.21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 845531

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

The Body Shop first closures are in. They plan to close half of their physical stores as part of restructuring. Stores that will close today are: Surrey Quays (London) Oxford Street - Bond Street (London) Canary Wharf (London) Cheapside (London) Nuneaton Ashford (Kent) Bristol Queens Road At a gues...
by Jonwo
Mon 04 Dec, 2023 01.18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 845531

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Omniplex, the Irish cinema chain has bought Empire's remaining five cinemas: https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/24934497/omniplex-cinema-group-opening-empire-sites-birmingham-ipswich-scotland/ Vue has bought one of the closed sites in Swindon, I wonder if Omniplex will look at reopening the closed Walth...
by Jonwo
Sun 05 Nov, 2023 13.18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 469
Views: 107666

Re: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board

I’m finding JMT1985 quite irritating in the Newsnight thread.
by Jonwo
Thu 14 Sep, 2023 15.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Technology Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 5163

Re: The Technology Thread

Tech companies have to introduce user replacement batteries on devices by 2027 although I reckon there will be a few loop holes to ensure it won't be like before when phones had removable batteries.
by Jonwo
Thu 14 Sep, 2023 15.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 469
Views: 107666

Re: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board

It's amusing someone declaring they don't care about how a forum is run then gets into a rant about being banned from said forum.
by Jonwo
Wed 16 Aug, 2023 22.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 469
Views: 107666

Re: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board

tellyblues' disgust about My Mum, Your Dad is rather odd and a bit puritanical.
by Jonwo
Sun 30 Jul, 2023 19.44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 845531

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

It seems those six Empire cinemas that closed recently are being eyed by rival smaller chains: https://www.screendaily.com/news/rival-uk-ireland-exhibitors-eye-closed-empire-cinemas-sites-exclusive/5184512.article Omniplex is an interesting one because the Anderson family used to have a stake in Emp...
by Jonwo
Mon 24 Jul, 2023 13.36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 845531

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

I do think the boutique cinemas do a good job of keeping revenue within one building so if it has a restaurant or a good food offering then you're more likely to stay there for longer.
by Jonwo
Sat 22 Jul, 2023 20.14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 845531

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

I bet it really stings for Empire that Barbenheimer happened two weeks after they went into administration, it might have helped things for a bit longer.

I find it interesting that while the multiplexes are having issues, the smaller cinemas like Everyman are thriving.
by Jonwo
Tue 18 Jul, 2023 00.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 584
Views: 223867

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

When TfL proposed closing the ticket offices, the RMT kicked off a massive stink and held a number of strikes but in the end, the offices ended up closing anyway. Contactless is expanding further especially on the metro services so it won't be long before you will able to travel to Windsor or Dartfo...