A TOWN cinema is preparing to open its doors again this month following the easing or restrictions.

The Reel Cinema in Fareham has announced it will be re-opening its doors on May 17 following a "challenging year" of national lockdowns, tier systems and false starts.

The cinema says it will continue to adhere to all appropriate COVID-19 government guidelines once it reopens, for the safety of customers and staff.

All customers will be required to log into the Track and Trace system upon arrival, face coverings must be worn in the cinema, and film times will be staggered to allow for social distancing.

Reel Cinema Fareham manager, Ryan Bull says: “We really appreciate the patience of our customers and our staff during these challenging times - we can’t express enough how delighted we are to finally re-open our cinema doors to everyone!

"On top of that we have a great range of new films to watch, including Peter Rabbit 2 and Spiral: From The Book of Saw (both released on May 17th), and Disney’s Cruella, coming to us on May 28th."