A new cinema which is being built at the back of the Royal & Derngate theatres in Northampton has begun to take shape.
The large steel structure of the new building was constructed on the site last week.
A spokesman for the cinema said: “The foundations for the new building are now in place, as is the steel frame, and at the end of this week we’re going to be starting on the brickwork.
“The outer panels for the new building are also being constructed off-site and the cinema seats are on order.”
It is planned that the new cinema will open in June this year.
The £500,000 venue will host a range of independent films and documentaries which are not usually screened in Northampton’s main cinemas.
There are also plans to hold question-and-answer sessions with film makers, themed film seasons, film festivals, matinee showings for the over-60s and baby-friendly screenings.
It has not yet been decided which film will be screened to mark the opening of the cinema.
The theatre’s spokesman said: “That decision has not yet been made, but we will give it careful thought before the opening.”
The cinema will have state-of-the-art sound and digital projection equipment.
It is part of the regeneration of the St John’s area of Northampton, which also includes the creation of a new student halls of residence, a new hotel and the relocation of the Fishmarket art gallery.
To watch live footage of the new cinema being built visit http: //cinecam.namtrust.co.uk