Film fanatics will be able to sit back and relax from the inside of a red Lotus Elan when Fort William’s cinema opens to the public later this week.
It is thought the Highland movie house is the first in the UK to incorporate a real car into the seating area with millionaire businessman, Angus MacDonald, fitting the entire cost for the independent cinema as a gift to the Lochaber area where he grew up.
Specially commissioned for Highland Cinema, the Lotus is parked up in screen one with two seats available for booking.
Built on the the same site as the former town hall, the movie theatre will boast two-screens, a restaurant, cafe, bar and a small performance space based on the style of a traditional black house.
The exterior of the building will incorporate design features such as etched glass or art within the paving area.
The cinema is expected to create 12 jobs and a further eight people will be employed seasonally.
Speaking to the Press and Journal last year, Mr MacDonald said he hoped the cinema would offer people somewhere to go on “dark evenings and rainy days”.
He added: “The wetter the better from a cinema’s perspective.”
The facility will officially open its doors on Friday marking 15 years since the town had a cinema.