Showings of best quality mainstream films are returning to Chester.

The city may have seen the closure of its last cinema when Cineworld shut its doors last autumn.

But organisers of Chester Community Cinema's Screen on the Lane, in association with the city's Garden Quarter Association, are hitting back by arranging to feature two movies which have just earned Bafta nominations and awards at the annual ceremony which took place in London earlier this month.

Behind the Candelabra, based on the book by Scott Thorson, the man described as the love of entertainer Liberace's life, was nominated in four BAFTA categories and earned two Golden Globe awards.

It stars Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe and there is a cameo role for Debbie Reynolds.

Philomena, the story by journalist Martin Sixsmith of an Irish woman's 50 year search for her son and starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, earned a BAFTA award for Best Adapted Screenplay by Coogan and Jeff Pope.

Behind the Candelabra will be shown at Garden Lane Church, which can comfortably accommodate 80 people, on Saturday, March 8 and Philomena will be featured at the venue on Saturday, March 22.

Doors will open at 7pm for 7.30pm and tickets priced £5 are available in advance at or in person at Mustique, 83 Garden Lane and The Cake Fairy, 3 Old Port Square.

Refreshments at the showings will be provided by The Cake Fairy.