The Odeon cinema in Oxford will show its last film this weekend after entertaining people for almost 100 years.

The cinema on Magdalen Street was first opened in 1924 and changed hands multiple times before being bought by Odeon in 2000.

Odeon announced the closure of the cinema last month saying the complex is "no longer viable" admitting it was a "difficult decision".

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The last screenings at the venue will be films The Boogeyman and Sisu both starting at 7pm on Sunday, July 4.

The Grade II listed building was built by renowned theatre constructors Frank Matcham & Company and boasts 1,000 seats.

The cinema's first showing was the silent film The Four Horsemen and of the Apocalypse on January 1, 1924.

The Odeon cinema in Banbury, based on Horse Fair, is also set to close this weekend alongside the Oxford branch on Magdalen Street.

Venue bosses say they have been "truly proud to serve our guests" and "to bring years of movie magic to the community".

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In a letter written to its members, the Odeon said: "We are sorry to announce that following a thorough assessment of all other available options, we have made the very difficult decision to close Odeon Oxford Magdalen Street on June 5.

"It's no longer viable to operate the cinema.

"Looking after our people is our number one priority and we are looking to secure jobs for as many team members as possible in one of our other cinemas."

The Odeon's other Oxford venue on George Street will not be affected by the closure.