Glasgow Film Theatre is expected to secure thousands of pounds in funding that will assist a major £1.72m redevelopment.
Glasgow City Council's executive committee are scheduled to meet on Thursday, October 29, to discuss the allocation of almost £3m in grant bids from the city's culture capital fund.
It is expected the council will award the Rose Street cinema £861,000 for the second stage of a revamp, the first stage of which was completed in 2013.
While the GFT are keeping tight-lipped on details, it is thought phase two of the development will see a new downstairs bar area, new toilets, improved lift access and an art-deco inspired butterfly staircase.
It was said the new bar would bring a "suitable crescendo" to the entrance, lit by a new rooflight, and would become a destination for pre and post-screening drinks,
Funding sought would be paid in a 50/50 split between a grant and loan, with repayment terms agreed based on the GFT's business plan.
If the grant is successful and the venue raise another £300,000, it will mean the GFT has spent £3m in the last three years on improving the venue.
In November 2013, the GFT completed a £1.2m overhaul which saw the launch of a brand new screen dubbed Cinema 3.
The council also contributed £500,000 to this development.
Scottish Opera and The Briggait have both applied for £1m in culture capital funding which will be decided on Thursday.
Executive member for jobs and economy Baillie Liz Cameron said: "The Briggait, Glasgow Film Theatre and Scottish Opera all make a tremendous contribution to the economic, social and cultural life of the city.
"If approved at the executive committee tomorrow, the council's investment in these capital programmes will further support our arts sector and strengthen Glasgow's reputation as a leading European city of culture."
GFT's Cinema 3 has allowed the growth of the Glasgow Film Festival, increased GFT's education and outreach work and has the potential to screen more niche films and provide longer runs for popular films.
It's installation coincided with a momentous landmark for the Glasgow institution, as 2014 marked 75 years since The Cosmo opened on Rose Street site in 1939.
The 850-seater was the first purpose-built 'art-house' cinema to open outside of London and was the flagship model for the Singleton chain, including the Kingsway, Mecca and Riddrie cinemas in Glasgow.
It was renamed as the Glasgow Film Theatre in May 1974.