BARNSLEY town centre's cinema has vowed to stay open - despite news that a nine-screen multiplex is to be built in the Alhambra.

We Are Barnsley broke the news last week that the council had given the green light to the multi-million pound investment, which will see a major extension built on the shopping centre's roof to house the screens and six restaurants.

Landlord F&C Reit expect work to start in April next year, saying it will bring a "much-needed leisure hub to Barnsley town centre".

Parkway, on Eldon Street, was saved by Darton businessman Rob Younger in 2007, who reopened it with his business partner after it was sold by Odeon two years before.

A spokesperson from Parkway said: "Whilst we are somewhat nervous about this development, we have no plans to close.

"We will continue to offer the best choice of the current films that we can, whilst providing good value for money and great customer service with a personal touch.

"This is just the planning approval - let's see if it actually happens. We were approached earlier in the year with regards to this development, but decided not to get involved."

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