Film fans in Yorkshire are waiting to hear if their application for a grant to buy a new projector will be passed by the council. They say their community cinema could be extended to places like elderly care centres if they're given the go-ahead to purchase the projector.

According to representatives for Selby Globe Community Cinema, the movie outlet provides "a welcome addition" to the area, which hasn't had a real cinema since the early 1980s.

"We offer new social activities at subsidised prices," founder Eva Lambert explained to York Press reporters. "The Selby Globe is a place where people meet, socialise and watch a film and do not have to travel. The audience is made to feel valued in a positive environment where they are actively encouraged to become part of the cinema community and choose the movies they want to watch."

Originally set up last July, the cinema's organisers are now looking for a grant of £2,100 for a new projector, which they say will enable them "to be portable".

The last film they screened was a "sing-a-long extravaganza" of Grease, while British comedy Easy Virtue - starring Colin Firth - is being shown this evening.