Errol Flynn Filmhouse: Northampton cinema set to open

Artistic impression of Errol Flynn Filmhouse
Image caption The new cinema will open with Summer In February starring Dominic Cooper

A £500,000 cinema named after Hollywood legend Errol Flynn, who spent his early acting career at a Northampton theatre, is to open in the town.

The 90-seat venue, in Albion Place, will be run by the Royal and Derngate theatre and independent screen operator Cityscreen.

Created to "broaden" the type of movies screened in the town it will show art-house, world films and documentaries.

The development is a part of the Northampton Alive regeneration project.

Built adjacent to Royal and Derngate in the town centre, the cinema will open with a showing of the period drama Summer In February on 21 June.

The venue will also screen the 2005 cult hit Kinky Boots about a failing Northampton shoe factory.

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