"I think Crystal Palace would certainly be all the poorer if that cinema couldn't come back to the area. I remember fondly my trips there - it had a personality of its own and it would be tragic if that were taken away."
Ken Russell, film director and former Church Road resident (3 July 1927 – 27 November 2011)
"It is quite unthinkable that a beautiful Art Deco picture house might become a place of worship. The culturally historic Crystal Palace area deserves a high quality cinema, and I wholeheartedly support any campaign that will ensure that this important venue is not squandered on an inappropriate activity."
Mike Leigh, writer and director of film and theatre
On set lending his support to the campaign
Paddy Considine, actor, film director, screenwriter and musician
"There is nothing more erotic than sitting in the dark, thigh by thigh, mutually intrigued by a exotic tale. 25 Church Road is an art deco architectural delight. It puts the sin into cinema. Protect the art of Focus Pocus."
Kathy Lette, Author
"Give Crystal Palace a cinema or we’ll all end up watching movies in the mall. What a bummer!"
Spike Jonze, film director (Being John Malkovich)
"I am a south london girl and I fully support the campaign."
Florence Welch, musician, singer and songwriter (Florence and the Machine)
Jane Shearman design campaign t-shirt makes it to the V Festival
VV Brown, singer-songwriter
Before going on stage at the V Festival
Pixie Lott, singer-songwriter
Upstairs at the Alma! "Crystal Palace is a great area for food and bars but it also needs entertainment for youngsters."
Speech Debelle, musician (Mercury Prize winner 2009)
Mark Thomas, comedian and political activist
Sir Richard Rogers
Latest campaign supporter
Lord Rogers of Riverside, British architect
At the V Festival with Jane Shearman campaign t-shirt
The Saturdays, UK pop super group