Most north Londoners will have at some point caught a flick at their leafy Belsize Park or Hampstead branches. And the good news is that now indie cinema group Everyman is set to open in the heart of King’s Cross.
It sounds like a whopper, too: a 9,000 square ft, three-screen picture house, given the go-ahead by Camden Council back in April, will be located near the new Waitrose on Handyside Street, adjacent to the University of the Arts London. The bad news? The planned opening date is late 2017. So don’t hold your proverbial.
It’s not the first time Everyman has come to N1C – movie-lovers might remember they set up a successful (if at times nippy) pop-up space at the much-missed King’s Cross Filling Station/ Shrimpy’s in the summer of 2013.
And if you’ve been to one before, you’ll know exactly what to expect: leisurely at-seat service, posh food and drink, arty films with subtitles mixed with glossy blockbusters. Let’s just hope it’s big enough to drown out the sometimes persistent crunch of nachos.