Empire Cinema in High Wycombe will not be reopening this year.

All of the chain's cinemas, including the Crest Road branch, will be staying shut until early 2021.

In a statement, Empire said: "We have endeavoured to open as many cinemas as possible as and when restrictions have allowed.

"However, with the recent delays of film releases and the government tier restrictions across the country, we've had to make the difficult decision to temporarily close this cinema until further notice.

"Nothing compares to watching a film on the big screen and we will be working hard in the background so we can welcome you back as soon as possible.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming you back in early 2021."

Under Tier 2 restrictions, which Bucks will face from tomorrow when the national lockdown ends, cinemas may open, but have to close by 11pm - unless a film that started before 10pm is still showing.