Plans to open a new cinema in a north-east town have progressed with the launch of a recruitment campaign to attract a manager and staff.
Those behind the major redevelopment works at the former Gala Bingo building on Marischal Street in Peterhead began advertising the posts yesterday.
The Arc Cinema firm is looking for a manger with a “love of film” to run the town centre attraction, and plans to deliver a local jobs boost with 15 other posts.
The cinema will show the latest blockbuster and independent films, as well as broadcast
screenings of opera, ballet and theatrical productions.
The Irish operator has invested £2 million to convert the bingo hall into a five-screen cinema, which is scheduled to be finished by the end of April.
The development has also been assisted by Aberdeenshire Council with a
£200,000 cash injection from its property investment fund.
Late last year, Hollywood director Jon S Baird praised the progress of the development.
He said: “Once it’s open it will be a big draw for the town – which will hopefully have a knock-on effect.”
The firm’s Brian Gilligan said the manager vacancy was a “fantastic opportunity” for someone to help deliver a “hugely enjoyable leisure experience to the people of Peterhead”.
He added: “Ideally we’d like a passionate individual with a hospitality background, and a love of film obviously.”