The history of the cinema may be read by following the link:
Closed in 2000, there has been a number of false dawns as developers have come and gone. The building is an eyesore in the heart of Tunbridge Wells. When will it be demolished? The current Leader of Tunbridge Wells has published his own ideas for the Odeon site and there have been rumblings of compulsory purchase orders. But, the building is still there, a silent witness to years of town hall hot air.