ONE of the city’s most popular shopping destinations could see a boutique cinema built within its premises.

Plans for a 205-seater three-screen picture house in Princes Square have been lodged to Glasgow City Council’s planning department.

If successful, it is understood the new cinema complex would take up the site of the shopping space of the former Dwell furniture store.

According to the submitted documents to the council the cinema would be managed by Everyman Group.

The drawings indicate the potential development would have three auditoriums with the two larger rooms holding a collective 169 people on the basement level.

The proposed layout also has a smaller 36-seater cinema which would be nearest the shopping centre’s atrium.

Drawings also show there would also be a bar and restaurant area.

The Everyman Group has 20 cinemas in the UK with the majority of the venues located in the greater London area. If the plans are to go ahead the development would see the first of an Everyman Cinema venue come to Scotland.

A B-listed building, Prince’s Square was designed by a group of architects, including renowned Glasgow architect John Baird, and built in 1841 and designed.

In 1986 it was developed in to a shopping and leisure destination.

Currently under the ownership of retail estate owners Redevco the building has recently went under a £7.5million refurbishment.

A spokesman for Princes Square said: “Princes Square has been recognised for its innovative use of retail space since it opened 30 years ago.

“This application is part of a process to explore the feasibility of including a boutique cinema space to complement the existing retailers and to enhance Princes Square’s reputation as a desirable leisure destination.”