Artist impression of planned Arc Cinema Peterhead

Aberdeenshire: planned new cinema to be star attraction

Plans have been lodged to redesign the front of a building set to become a cinema in a north-east town. Arc Cinema in Peterhead has been a long-running project and has been built on the site of the former Gala Bingo in the town centre. Now the developers behind the venue have applied to Aberdeenshire Council planners to refurbish and improve the current facade of the building. They previously received permission to install signs on 63 Marischal Street but now want a more extensive renovation. The Irish firm want to…

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An artist’s impression of the planned new Filmhouse building in Edinburgh (Richard Murphy Architects/PA)

Edinburgh awaits 21st Century ‘temple for film’

Plans for a new £50 million cinema complex that would become the home for the Edinburgh International Film Festival have been unveiled. The new Edinburgh Filmhouse would feature six screens, allowing the festival to showcase more movies. Also proposed are a new festival centre, where events can take place year round, as well as a cultural industries hub, a cafe/bar and a rooftop events space. Film festival bosses hailed the planned new building as a “21st century temple for film” and said it would “transform what we’re able to do…

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