Southern Grove Secures Planning Permission for Rex Cinema Redevelopment

Mixed-use developer, Southern Grove to redevelopment the former Rex Cinema on Bethnal Green Road.

The design is based around the restoration of the 1930s façade and its previous customer experience when guests could sit to a meal while a classic film is shown on screen. Additionally, a landmark 130-bed boutique hotel will accompany the cinema that will feature a large atrium and rooftop bar.

Tom Slingsby, Managing Director of Southern Grove, said: “This new joint venture is hugely exciting from both a development and operational perspective.  The Rex will offer a genuinely new format in an already exciting part of town and demonstrates the scale of our ambition. We look forward to sourcing and developing new concepts as further opportunities begin to present themselves.”