North-east students have been praised by community leaders for successfully reviving a cinema in their town.
Film Mobile Scotland will screen two movies in Buckie tomorrow after pupils from the local high school launched a campaign to bring the silver screen to their doorstep.
Local MSP Stewart Stevenson flagged up the appeal to the company, which brings cinema experiences to communities without their own cinema.
Local councillors and the Buckie Regeneration Group also got involved to generate interest.
Director Ian Brown said he would be “extremely interested” in helping the town.
Now, two films will be screened tomorrow – Hotel Transylvania 2 for youngsters at 3pm and The Martian starring Matt Damon at 6pm.
Mr Stevenson said: “This has been a real community effort in action and all those involved in bringing this project to this stage deserve huge thanks, but none more so that the Buckie High pupils who started the whole thing off by writing to me.
“I’m looking forward immensely to cinema returning to Buckie and I hope that the town will turn out and support this latest enterprise.”
Buckie’s cinema closed 36 years ago and was converted into a bingo hall.
It had launched in 1934 as the Palace Cinema before it was renamed the Playhouse in the early 1940s.
It was equipped with CinemaScope in the mid 50s and remained active into the late 60s, before a plan was drawn up to split the auditorium in two to allow for the property to be shared by cinema viewers and bingo users.
But these plans were not carried out and the cinema closed for good in 1979.
The screenings will take place at Buckie Community High School.