THE finishing touches are being made to a luxury new £4million cinema due to open in west Cumbria next week.

Parkway Cinemas will open the doors to its fully-refurbished cinema at Dunmail Park in Workington on Friday, March 17 - and tickets are now on sale for the opening weekend.

The cinema has undergone a full £4million-plus ‘back-to-brick’ refurbishment, which features luxury leather recliners throughout, six-screens, 4K laser projection and 3D, Dolby surround sound.

Dedicated private hire areas for kids’ parties, private family events and full conference facilities are also available, alongside a new food and drink offer with cocktails in the evenings and brunch during the day.

Richard Parkes, director of Parkway Cinemas, said: “It’s taken a long time to get to this point. We are delighted to finally be able to put tickets on sale for the opening weekend.

“The cinema looks absolutely brilliant. We are delighted with it. The screens are up, the lighting is working and everything is coming together.

In Cumbria: Finishing touches are being made to the cinema and the screens have now been installedFinishing touches are being made to the cinema and the screens have now been installed (Image: Parkway Cinemas)

“We are doing the finishing touches. The big night will be Friday and we’ll be fully open for business then.”

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The first film to be shown is the big new family-film, Shazam 2: Fury of the Gods.

The cinema will also be offering screenings of the latest Marvel blockbuster, Ant-Man, and Avatar 2 in 3D, along with other new releases including 65 and Creed 3.

Parkway is offering ‘Senior Screens’ every Tuesday, with a choice of new films and classics aimed at an older audience for a reduced price.

There is also a weekend kids' club, ‘Little Penguins’ which will offer older releases at a reduced price at weekends during school term-time.

There will be dementia-friendly and autism-friendly screenings and subtitled screenings available too.

Meerkat vouchers will be accepted.

For information on tickets and pricing, go to the Parkway Cinemas website.

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