Efforts to bring a historic Kirkcaldy building back to public use are going well, according to those behind the project.
Grant Foster from the King’s Theatre Kirkcaldy says fundraising is now at a suitable level to call on a structural engineer to assess the former cinema building on the town’s High Street.
The group has been seeking public donations in an effort to achieve its initial fundraising target, which will allow a full survey of the building to take place.
There are hopes to transform the premises, which have been empty since 2000, into a world-class music and entertainment venue, but making the former theatre initially watertight has been made a priority by Mr Foster and his colleagues.
With a conditional £3,000 boost from the Architectural Heritage Fund, fundraising efforts have been going well, he said.
“It has slowed down a bit but there is plenty more work to do.
“We understand that this is going to be a long process but we think this will help to change people’s perceptions of the town. We want to pick Kirkcaldy up.”
Originally opened as the King’s Theatre in 1904, the building at the High Street’s east end first became a cinema in 1928.
Despite changing hands on several occasions, it remained Kirkcaldy’s main picture house until the lights went down permanently in December 2000.
During its lifetime it was also known as the Opera House and the Regal Cinema.
A plan to transform the building into a nightclub was rejected back in 2004 and it has remained vacant since.