Cineworld has said coronavirus has not yet dampened demand despite the release of the new James Bond film being postponed over the outbreak.

The business – which operates the 16-screen multiplex at Poole’s Tower Park – said it was still seeing good admission figures across all its markets.

There are worries that cinema firms could suffer plummeting demand as coronavirus continues to spread, highlighted by the decision last week to postpone the release of the No Time To Die Bond movie from April to November as cinemas across Asia have closed.

Some film industry analysts have reportedly estimated the outbreak could wipe five billion US dollars (£3.9billion) off the global box office. But Cineworld said studios have insisted they remain committed to their film schedules for the rest of the year. It warned, however, that there can be “no certainty as to the future impact of COVID-19”.

It also revealed a four per cent drop in underlying earnings to 103billlion US dollars (£794million), ahead of its full-year results due this week.