Plans for a £4.6m transformation of London's National Film Theatre have been revealed.
The National Film Theatre building dates from 1951
A redesigned interior will include 14 personal screens to view the British Film Institute's (BFI) collection.
The complex - which will be rebranded as BFI Southbank - is due to reopen in February 2007.
Managers also emphasised that the current building had a "shelf life" and intended to move to a new site in time for the 2012 Olympics.
Amanda Nevill, Director of the BFI, said: "The BFI has been an integral part of South Bank culture since 1951.
"BFI Southbank is the spark to ignite the imagination of visitors and film-makers through the full possibilities that a future landmark film centre could offer."
There will also be a new entrance to the building from Theatre Avenue opposite the National Theatre.
Inside a new studio cinema will serve as a drop-in area and there will be state-of-the-art exhibition space and upgraded foyer alongside the existing three cinemas.