A special cinema is in the running to be named as the nation’s best.

The Keswick Alhambra has been shortlisted for Cinema of the Year by the UK Screen Awards, which celebrates excellence behind the scenes in the film industry.

A panel of members from the UK Cinema Association will decide the winners, to be announced in London next month.

Alhambra owner Carol Rennie said: “With our single screen, we are the very smallest possible operator. But we presented our achievements of the last year in terms not only of increased box office, but hugely increased membership of our Friends of the Alhambra scheme and engagement on social media in response to our crowdfunding campaign.

“The Alhambra must be one of the cinemas to have demonstrated the most support from our community, for which we would like to thank all our loyal customers.”