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Highland Cinema Opens in Fort William

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Pictured: Angus MacDonald at Highland Cinema.

On the 25th September, a brand new two screen independent cinema opened its door to the public in Fort William.

In the building you will also find 109 and 62 seat auditoriums and a 84-seat café and wine bar.

The building is in the best position on the high street in Fort William, Cameron Square on the site of the old town hall.

Every effort has been made to make the building a dynamic presence in Fort William, local stone was used along with a traditional red roofed corrugated roof inspired by the village hall in nearby Onich.

The café has a beautiful douglas fir ceiling and tables and a terrace, the gents toilets are themed around illegal whisky and the main auditorium has a real red Lotus sports car donated by a local businessman for cinema goers to watch the film from.

Skye based architects Dualchas designed the building.

Rory Flyn, Director said:

“Dualchas were delighted to be involved in designing this important public building for Lochaber and help our client realise his vision.”

3b Construction were the main contractors and Galbraith the project managers.

As well as blockbusters we will show classic Scottish films, and host musicians and events in the town.

To launch the cinema the blockbuster Tenet by Christopher Nolan was screened.

Angus MacDonald (57), founder (and funder) is from Fort William, he had this to say:

“I really wanted to create a beautiful hub for the area, to bring locals and visitors into the high street.

“I would like to thank our sponsors Mowi and Alvance, along with BSW who kindly donated the timber.”

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