An independent cinema in Gloucester has been awarded a Government grant to help it weather the storm of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Sherborne Cinema in Kingsholm will get £8,940 from the Culture Recovery Fund.
A total of 42 cinemas will share more than £650,000 of funding allocated by the British Film Institute on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Councillor Jeremy Hilton, who represents Kingsholm & Wotton, said: “The Sherborne Cinema is in the heart of Kingsholm.
“It’s a lovely place to watch a film on the big screen. Many Kingsholm residents are regular customers.
“I am delighted that the Sherborne Cinema has received a grant from the Government.
“It has been a hard time for small independent cinemas due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The £8,940 grant will help this wonderful cinema financially and allow it to continue to show the latest films.”