An historic Leeds landmark will go back to its silver screen roots today as a new exhibition is unveiled.
The Majestic will open its doors once more to show a silent movie by Dutch artist Melvin Moti.
The former cinema at City Square will screen the 35mm film, called The Eightfold Dot, as part of the Hyperspace exhibition, which runs until December 20.
The Grade II-listed building could seat 2,800 cinema-goers when it opened in 1922.
It had a fan-shaped auditorium, classical dome and Parthenon-style frieze.
Music to accompany the movies used to be played on the grand organ and by the Majestic Symphony Orchestra.
The site later became a bingo club and in 1996 it was the Majestyk nightclub.
A second club, Jumpin’ Jaks, was housed in the basement.
Leeds-based Rushbond Plc took over the building in 2010 and has since refurbished the venue.
Richard Baker, from Rushbond, said: “We’re delighted to support Pavilion for the temporary exhibition of Melvin Moti’s new film and to enable public access to the Majestic.”
Linzi Stauvers is the programme producer at Pavilion, which is putting on the exhibition.
Speaking last month, Linzi told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “Melvin said his ideal space would be the basement of a cinema or an underground cinema.
“He also wanted a space that was very calm and peaceful but still in the city centre.
“That’s why Majestic was just perfect.”
Melvin Moti’s 24-minute long film aims to make viewers think about the fourth dimension.
For more about the exhibition, visit the website at: www.pavilion.org.uk