Everyman Cinemas may be coming to Salisbury for the first time.

The chain has applied to Wiltshire Council to turn the former Buzz Bingo, at 17 Endless Street, into a cinema.

The former bingo unit has been vacant since 2019.

According to the application, the cinema would include four screens.

The plans aim to "restore and highlight" art deco features, with "the foyer, lounge and waiting areas for the cinema will be furnished with loose sofas, tables, and other furniture".

Both bars will provide a place of customers to buy cinema tickets, typical cinema food of popcorn and drinks as well as Everyman’s “Spielburger” food offering.

According to planning application documents, the site is a former purpose-built cinema, originally opened as Regal Cinema in 1936.

The cinema had around 964 seats in the stalls and 644 seats in the circle. It was renamed as the ABC Cinema in 1963, before being closed in 1969 and after this converted into a Bingo Hall.

The planning application (ref PL/2022/04133) is for a change of use from the existing Bingo Hall and retail store to a "high quality cinema" cinema.

The application is currently under consultation.

To view the planning application in full, click here.

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