Cumbria's smallest cinema at a village in Grizedale has been given £8,000 by the National Lottery to go digital.
Oxen Park's Cathouse Cinema shows DVDs on a big screen for people who can't get to Barrow or Ulverston.
Oxen Park is a small village of around 20 houses and is eight miles from the nearest cinema in Ulverston. In 2002 a group of local people started a film club in response to foot and mouth. The outbreak meant many farmers had to stay indoors and people felt something needed to be done to bring the community back together.
Initially they showed DVDs in village halls with a large mobile projector and screen but two years ago the club was able to transform an old pub outbuilding into a cinema with the help of a £50,000 grant.
The National Lottery funding will now pay for improved equipment including editing software and computers for their film-making workshops.
One of Cumbria's much loved cinemas is a hundred years old today.
The Alhambra cinema in Keswick is full of character, quirks and history and opened on January 22nd 1914.
A week long celebration is planned with showings of some of the greatest movies of all time.
The Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre in Dumfries turned 25 today and is celebrating with a week of special events. Tonight movie goers are urged to channel their inner Bond and dress up for a special screening of Skyfall. Black Narcissus and Stand by Me are also on the birthday programme.