It is paramount that we fight for community spaces like the Hulme Hippo and Niamos Centre in the current times. The development of community bonds, soft skills, individual creativity and artistic capabilities are as important as academic education and other aspects in life. Sadly, spaces that provide this (like this one) are unfortunately not as favoured or regarded as important by our councils and government. This is a shame, and we must fight to save our spaces.
I live in Shrewsbury but years ago lived in Manchester. For a year in early 1980s I was in Moss Side. I went to the Aaben cinema once. Great if you can be a theatre with some extras that could attract customers from a distance, eg theatre training. I will tell my niece who is very keen on drama.