Isn’t it time Trafford Council forced the owner of the Essoldo Cinema at Stretford to sell the building?

Do they have the powers to do so?

This empty cinema is being allowed to rot away.

If there is no intention of re-opening the cinema, which there clearly isn’t after many years, then I think the owner should be forced to hand it over to somebody who will restore and re-open the building.

It could be run on the same basis as The Plaza Cinema at Stockport, with vintage films, shows and concerts, providing a much needed facility for the citizens of Stretford.

Keith Morton Sale