The Barbican is developing a new two-screen new cinema in London, to be located on the corner of Beech and Whitecross Streets.

The cinema will open in September 2012 and each 156-seat auditorium be programmed to include new releases, international cinema, and live events. The site is adjacent to the current Barbican Centre, the large arts complex in the City of London.

The new, purpose built Barbican Cinemas has exteriors designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects (which also worked on the Barbican’s recent foyers facelifts). Facilities will also include a restaurant and a café-bar. The cinema auditoria design will be delivered by specialists NBDA Architects.

Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director of the Barbican, said: “Barbican Cinemas are uniquely placed offering world class cinema within an international arts centre as well as a local cinema for the City. It is particularly pleasing in the Barbican’s 30th year that these two new screens will be the first venue additions since the Barbican opened its doors in 1982.”