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Dreamland cinema injunction served on Jimmy Godden's son

By ThomasBrown  |  Posted: May 17, 2013

Council solicitor Colin Evans (left) served Jeremy Godden today with an injunction ordering him to keep out of the cinema

Council solicitor Colin Evans (left) served Jeremy Godden today with an injunction ordering him to keep out of the cinema

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THE son of former Dreamland owner Jimmy Godden was hit by an injunction today after he tried to gain access to the Margate seafront cinema.

Jeremy Godden was hit with a Thanet County Court order this afternoon by council solicitor Colin Evans accompanied by a police escort.

Godden's new firm, Dreamland Leisure Cinema Limited agreed a deal to buy the cinema despite Thanet council winning a legal battle to buy the site.

Thanet council are currently working on the final of five urgent works notices to repair the rare Dreamland organ and the owners must request prior permission to enter the building.

Site security guards believe that intruders gained access through a side entrance before the notice was served.

Mr Godden said the site was entered peacefully through an open window before it was secured by council contractors this evening.

Thanet council had threatened an injunction after the new owners demanded the keys to the premises this week.

In a letter to Jeremy Godden, officials said: "Please be in no doubt that if you or any of your agents seek to change the locks so as to exclude the council from the Dreamland cinema, we will seek your or their arrest and prosecution for obstruction and criminal damage.

"The council further reserves the right to use reasonable force to re-enter and secure possession of the cinema."

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