GFT

n Glasgow city council has agreed to give a £500,000 grant towards a £1.6million project to expand Glasgow Film Theatre.

The grant will allow the GFT to create a third cinema screen, improve disability access and customer services, as well as relocate the existing catering facilities.

The decision, which had cross party support, was agreed by the council’s executive committee.

Councillor Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow city council, said: “Glasgow is a city that has long been in love with the movies. It is a love affair which has helped turn our city into the centre of Scotland’s film and television industry.

“However we have to ensure that we continue to support new talent coming into these industries. This is a vital part of the work of the GFT which is one of the UK’s most successful cinemas”.