One of the most urgent needs expressed by residents of Kirkham is for some form of leisure attraction, in particular a cinema on the high street.
At one time there were two cinemas in Kirkham, now there are none.
It is proposal to set up an Arts and Heritage Centre & Community Cinema in one of Kirkham's most historic buildings.
52-64 Poulton Street is a Grade II Listed former Girls school built in 1860. It became a community hall in 1896 and latterly the TSB bank.
This prime high street property is very well located to provide additional facilities to the existing Kirkham Town Council Community Centre in a form of multipurpose Arts and Heritage Centre for film screenings, performances, exhibitions, archives and a hire venue for private events.
The building has been vacant for a number of years, but has been part-restored already including Façade cleaning and internal alterations. Planning Permission is in place for a sizeable rear extension designed in contemporary fashions to complement existing building.