A last ditch attempt to save one of London's oldest cinemas from redevelopment has taken a step forward.
Councillors from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea voted in favour of plans to consider the building as a protected community asset. It follows a petition which gained thousands of signatures and support from stars of the stage and screen.
Following the decision by the council, the developers of the cinema said this: "Minerva is committed to working with the Council to develop a new cinema at the site of the former Kensington Odeon as quickly as possible, and doing so to the very highest standards under the planning consents granted by the Council.
"The plans to be delivered under the existing consents will deliver the very improvements those campaigning for the listing were seeking."