A TOWN centre cinema is set to reopen its doors for the first time in more than six months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

During the closure, Parkway Cinema carried out a number of refurbishments and redecoration including upgrading both the sound systems and toilet facilities.

The cinema will open with social distancing in place on May 17.

Director Rob Younger told the Chronicle: “We reopened last August, following a period of more than four months of lockdown.

“The safety and social distancing measures that we had put in place were very well received and audience numbers were building nicely until we were once again forced to close in November.

“Our lovely customers continue to support us via social media, email and in person.

“This - together with an exciting film slate for 2021 - has given us confidence that this reopening will be a success.

“As before, we will have social distancing in place, sanitising stations and protective screens at all sales points.

“A reduced range of food and drink will be on sale and advance booking is highly recommended.

“Extra cleaning and sanitising of seats and public areas will take place daily and our air handling systems will ensure that the air in the auditoria is constantly being changed no need to breathe in stale air.

“We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back very soon and hopefully being able to see the end of the social distancing measures next month.”