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Good news for the Camden Parkway: the popular north London cinema, famed as much for its genial atmosphere as for its suave Art Deco-style interior, has been granted a temporary reprieve.

Threatened with closure by developers, the Parkway has fended off demolition thanks to a well-

orchestrated campaign supported by a host of local celebrities -

the next step is a Department of the Environment inquiry on 6 September.

Meanwhile the cinema is organising a fund-raising preview of Lethal Weapon 3 next Thursday at 8pm (to reserve tickets, price pounds 10, phone 071-267 7034), eight days ahead of the picture's commercial opening. But has anyone told the organisers that LW3 opens and ends with spectacular footage of collapsing buildings? One trusts that is not an ill omen.