The managers of King’s Lynn’s historic Majestic Cinema have said that the addition of three new screens, all kitted out with state-of-the-art projectors, would allow the cinema to more than double in size.

The cinema has been open since 1928 and still boasts much of its original plasterwork and cornicing. Owner Paul Jervis has submitted plans for a modern extension, however, that will contain three smaller screens, each of which will have its own modern 3D projector and necessary equipment.

The plans have been sent in to West Norfolk Council, Jervis told the Eastern Daily Press, stating that he was very hopeful that the extension will be welcomed.

In the report that accompanied the submission, the planners said that the new cinema extension will be aimed at playing family-orientated films for the local community.

“This [extension], once completed, will allow flexibility in showing big first release movies and niche/independent movies simultaneously,” the report said.

“Each of the new projectors will be fully digital and able to show 3D films. In the next 12 months, all the existing screens will also be made fully digital to meet the demands and expectations of modern cinema goers.”