Alongside the multiplex will be seven new restaurants, many of which will be from famous popular chains.
The investment is by F & C Reit - a company which operates several shopping centres across the country, including the Alhambra.
Sir Steve Houghton, council leader, said: "Schemes such as this will help us create the successful town centre we are looking for and is a boost towards our own plans."
The aim is for work to start in April 2015 with a view to open in spring 2016.
** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated August 22. **
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