THE owner of Holmfirth Picturedrome is hoping to provide diners with a saucy experience when he opens a new restaurant.
Peter Carr, who bought the cinema five years ago, is planning to turn the Bamforth Postcard Museum in the building into a themed restaurant.
He said: "The exhibition area was just losing money. Rather than get rid of it we are adapting it and making the best of it."
The postcards exhibits produced by Bamforth's at Holmfirth from the early 1900s until 1987, will adorn the walls of the restaurant.
Mr Carr said it will have a theme based on the famous saucy seaside cartoon postcards of the 1950s, 60s and 70s - featuring big-bosomed ladies and double entendres.
Historical information about the Bamforth family will also be displayed.
Bamforth's was established in 1902 and was instrumental in winning an Act of Parliament allowing the message and address to be on the same side of a card with the picture on the reverse.
The firm also dabbled in film making and premiered many of their pictures at the Picturedrome.
In their 1950s heyday Bamforth's sold 20 million postcards a year.
But sales fell due to political correctness.
Holmfirth's production site closed in 1987 and is now luxury flats. The Scarborough manufacturing base closed in 1994.
It seemed the cheeky cards had had their day - until Fartown man Ian Wallace bought the rights to 100,000 Bamforth's images in 2001.
His firm, The Bamforth Postcard Collection, in Leeds, has been producing the cards. Sales have soared.
As well as viewing the original cards, visitors at the Picturedrome's museum-cum -restaurant be able to watch a film from the bar - thanks to a new glass window overlooking the cinema screen.
Although visitors will not have to eat to view the exhibits, Mr Carr plans to tempt them with modern English food and special offers, such as `spend a certain amount in the restaurant and view a film for free'.
The eatery is expected to open next summer.
Other refurbishments include the updating of the front of the cinema and interior refitting.
However, all the original features, such as the impressive American 1920s pressed zinc ceiling, are being retained.
The cinema is open during the alterations, good news for parents whose children will be begging to see new Disney Pixar film Finding Nemo at half-term.