This is a sneak peek behind the scenes of Orpington’s first cinema in more than three decades.

The seven screen Odeon, along the High Street, will be opening its doors to the general public on Friday (February 26).

The first cinema to grace the town in 34 years, its launch – delayed for a year – is eagerly anticipated.

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News Shopper was allowed inside the 959 seater cinema before it welcomes its very first film buff.

Trevor Cavell, General Manager at ODEON Orpington said: “We’re less than two weeks away from opening the doors of our new cinema, and the team couldn’t be more excited.

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“To bring cinema back to Orpington after three decades – on our cutting edge ISENSE screen – will be a truly unique experience for residents, and we look forward to welcoming as many local film fans as we can.”

During its opening weekend, tickets are on sale for just £2 from Friday – Saturday.

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The picture house is braced for a sell-out premiere night, with nearly all seats snapped up.

Movie goers will be able to enjoy a 276 seater Isense theatre – one of only two in the UK – as part of the complex, which also houses an ice-cream and pizza joint.

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