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The Tooting Granada bingo hall in south London last week became the first Grade I-listed former cinema building in the country when arts minister Alan Howarth announced the listing of 32 cinema buildings and the upgrade of listings on eight others. Less than a quarter of these buildings are still showing films. English Heritage chairman Neil Cossons said: 'These picture palaces are not only magnificent architecturally, but are held in great affection by people and can play a key part ...

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