Film lovers will soon be able to enjoy a major “luxury refurb” when a cinema is fitted with fully reclining seats.

The changes at the 10-screen Vue Islington cinema in the Angel Central shopping centre are set to be complete in early 2024.

Once reopened, there will be a modernised look, comfier seats and a refurbished foyer. The revamp will take place just over 12 years since Vue first came to the area in June 2002.

The transformation will bring 788 “luxury” leather recliner seats, which can recline fully back and come with a fold-away tray and cup holder.

Islington Gazette: A promotional image of the new recliner chairs at Vue cinemaA promotional image of the new recliner chairs at Vue cinema (Image: Vue)

Customers can also enjoy improvements to the foyer, concourse and toilet areas, along with new digital displays that will showcase all the latest blockbusters and promotions.

The cinema's general manager Manuk Asatryan said: “We look forward to unveiling our new look site in the new year, showcasing the luxury refurb that has been underway.

“Our customers can expect to enjoy the very best in big screen entertainment including the latest blockbusters, classic titles and the best in live music, sport and theatre, all while they sit back and relax in our signature recliner seating.

“We look forward to reflecting the continually improving leisure offering here in Islington with these upgrades and providing even more reason to spend a day in the area.”