PROMOTERS behind a third option for Chester’s new theatre are inviting people to find out more at a public meeting in the town hall.

Former Lord Mayor James Latham, a retired architect, has lodged an official submission with Cheshire West and Chester Council on behalf of Chester in Concert.

Mr Latham says council chief executive Steve Robinson has promised to consider the alternative £25m vision, which would be at the rear of the library, alongside existing proposals to convert the Odeon or create a new theatre on the Little Roodee car park.

He believes modifying the former Odeon cinema would be a poor compromise and feels the Little Roodee option would be stuck out on a limb.

Chester in Concert envisages its building could be used for drama, opera and musicals and open to professional and amateurs alike.

The meeting will include a display of artist’s impressions, a presentation and a question-and-answer session.

Mr Latham would welcome supporters of his scheme and detractors to take part in a debate on the night.

The meeting takes place from 7pm on Monday, September 19, at the assembly rooms in the town hall. Tickets for the free event are available on the door.