Following the success of the Warwick Rocks Food and Film Festival, the town is now set to have a monthly cinema show.
Sally Rew, who works for the county-wide Live and Local arts organisation, says the idea of a community cinema has been considered for some time.
But the response from people attending screenings during the recent food and film festival has powered the scheme forward.
It also helps that the elegant 18th century ballroom in the Old Court House on Jury Street has finally been restored with a new lift, and is available for hire.
It’s hoped the first film will be shown in December.
The not-for-profit Live and Local project, which is backed by the county council, is based in Pageant House, next door to the Court House, and already books professional actors, musicians and comedians to perform in village halls throughout Warwickshire.
They have even organised some cinema screenings, although never in Warwick.
A meeting to discuss the Big Picture Show idea is due to be held at Pageant House next Tuesday (Oct 8).
Ms Rew admits that for a permanent town cinema to continue to operate beyond the first few months, they will need a network of volunteers to help with everything from projection to ticket to ice-cream sales.
But those same helpers will also be able to have a say in which films are chosen.
She added: “We could see how much interest there was in watching films locally during the August festival.
“At the screening of Some Like It Hot and Romeo and Juliet in the Lord Leycester Hospital many people told us they’d like to have more opportunities to see film with friends and family in their local community and at that time we collected the names of some 20 possible volunteers.”
It is some of these that will be attending next Tuesday’s meeting.
Although anyone who is interested in getting involved with the Big Picture Show can email Ms Rew on: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bigpictureshow.org.uk