A new community cinema aimed at children is coming to an East Lancashire Town.

A joint venture by Bacup Royal Court Theatre, and volunteer community group Bacup Now, the new Bacup Cinema will launch on October 6, with a screening of Toy Story 4.

Alan Boon, from the Bacup Now group, said: "We have secured funding to get on with our first three movies with all the screenings taking place in the Royal Court Theatre.

"We wanted to create something for all the kids in the town, somewhere to go and see a film on the big screen without having to travel to Burnley or somewhere and pay a fortune.

"We want them to have the same things as we had when we were younger as we feel things like this have been taken away from them.

"It costs about £40 for a family to go to the cinema these days and some people just can't afford that.

"Ok, some people might have Sky TV or whatever but it's not the same as watching a film on the big screen and getting excited when the credits roll up.

"This is a fantastic example of two groups who have different aims coming together to build a better community and we are really excited about it."

The first three films to be shown will be Toy Story 4 on Sunday October 6 at 10am, followed by screenings of Labyrinth and Santa Clause the Movie on different dates.

Tickets for Toy Story 4 will cost £2 and are available via the Royal Court Theatre website: bacuproyalcourttheatre.com