Empire bosses have confirmed the future of the High Wycombe cinema.

It comes after the chain announced all of its cinemas, including the Crest Road branch, would not reopen at all in 2020.

In a statement, Empire Cinemas said at the time: “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.”

The cinema chain has now announced several of its branches will reopen this month – with High Wycombe on the list.

Cinemagoers will be able to enjoy films in High Wycombe once again from Wednesday, May 26.

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New releases will include Disney’s live action Cruella, family favourite Tom and Jerry the Movie, The Conjuring 3 and Spiral starring Chris Rock and Samuel L Jackson.

Justin Ribbons, CEO of Empire Cinemas said: “We’ve all missed not being able to watch a film at the Cinema on a big screen and we can’t wait to welcome customers back.

“We have a great line-up of films, there really is something for everyone. The safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff is still our top priority and safety/social distancing measures remain in place.”

A range of measures have been put in place, including reduced seating capacities and limited film screening times to reduce crowds.

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As well as this, there will be clear social distancing signage throughout the venue, plastic screens at till fronts, hand sanitizer stations and enhanced cleaning all over the cinema.

As per government guidelines, all cinemagoers will be required to wear a face covering during their visit, unless they are eating and drinking, or exempt.

Empire recommends pre-booking tickets online and using contactless payment methods in cinemas.