A date has been set for the grand opening of a new cinema in an Oxfordshire town.

The Living Room Cinema in Chipping Norton will welcome its first customers on Friday, July 14.

The cinema will occupy the former homeware and DIY store Harpers which closed in 2016 due to decreasing footfall.

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The opening night features a screening of the highly anticipated Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One on Friday, July 14.

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The evening will support support local charity Thrive North Ox, providers of practical support to children of struggling families in North Oxfordshire, through a voluntary donation.

In addition to attending the opening night screening of this summer’s blockbuster, guests will be treated to bubbly, nibbles and have the opportunity to be the first to experience Chipping Norton’s brand-new cinema.

The site will be run by the founder and the executive team behind the highly successful The Living Room Cinema in Liphook in Hampshire.

Founder and chief executive of The Living Room Cinema Chipping Norton, Claire Beswick said: “We’re incredibly fortunate to be opening our doors when such a rich variety of films are available.

“Not only are we able to launch our cinema with the hotly anticipated ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One’, but with our two auditoriums we are creating a jam-packed film program offering audiences the ability to see the latest blockbusters as soon as they hit the big screen.

“Alongside new releases we have curated a selection of the finest independent film and documentaries – something a bit different and off the beaten track which we know our audiences will love."

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The screening rooms in The Living Room Cinema have both solo loungers and two-seater sofas.

The café-bar will also be welcome all day.

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Founder and trustee of Thrive North Ox, Andrea Ratcliffe, said: "Living in rural poverty as a child or teenager, can have a devastating effect on self-esteem and education. 

“It can result in children refusing to attend school because of ill-fitting uniform, family can't afford toiletries, or having to wear broken or second hand shoes that are too big or small.

“This issue is real and present in the Chipping Norton OX7 area and as a tiny, local charity, we strive to provide new, essential items to help build confidence and ambition.

“We can only continue to do our work with the support of lovely, community focused businesses such as The Living Room Cinema, for whom we are incredibly grateful for choosing Thrive North Ox as their chosen charity at their forthcoming opening."