Popcorn will flow in Cirencester as Barn Theatre have announced that its much anticipated cinema offering is to open on Wednesday.

Blockbuster Tenet will be screened every day from Wednesday to October 30, excluding Saturday 24, while British war film 1917, directed by Sam Mendes will screen on October 22, 23 and 26.

The news will come as welcome relief for cinema goers after the national announcement that Cineworld is temporary closing all of its UK cinemas and the putting back of various blockbusters due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We have got some great titles coming to launch the cinema, something for all,” explained Barn CEO and artistic director Iwan Lewis.

“We have Disney Pixar’s Onward and Coco showing later in the month during half term for the families, with After We Collided and the blockbusters Tenet and 1917 for the teens and older.

"We’re even doing special showings of the Disney cult classic Hocus Pocus for Halloween.

“Like the theatre we have tried to make sure that we are as safe as possible and are adhering to all government regulations.

"We have been kindly supported by Cotswold District Council, St James’s Place Wealth Management and Cirencester Town Council to achieve and deliver this exciting development for us and the people of the town.”

The Barn Theatre recently announced their full theatre recovery season for 2020 with the musical Marry Me A Little opening this week, starring West End stars Rob Houchen, Les Misérables and Celinde Schoenmaker from The Phantom of the Opera, as well as a new festive production of J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan over Christmas.

Contact the Barn Theatre box office on 01285 648255 for more information and to book tickets or visit the website: barntheatre.org.uk