CINEWORLD at Tower Park in Poole is reportedly set to close as the chain prepares to shut all of its screens due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Britain’s biggest cinema chain is set to call time on all its sites, according to the Sunday Times, following confirmation that the latest James Bond film had been delayed again until next year.

The national newspaper says Cineworld is writing to the prime minister and the culture secretary stating the sector is now 'unviable' due to blockbuster movies being postponed by film studios.

The closures could reportedly take place as soon as this week, putting 5,500 jobs at risk including at 128 theatres.

The release date for the James Bond film No Time To Die was postponed on Friday.

It was originally due to be released in April, but was delayed until November amid global concern around the spread of coronavirus.

The film, Daniel Craig's final outing as 007, will now be released in April 2021. The news was announced via the film's official Twitter account.

A statement said: "MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, today announced the release of NO TIME TO DIE, the 25th film in the James Bond series, will be delayed until 2 April 2021 in order to be seen by a worldwide theatrical audience.

"We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans but we now look forward to sharing NO TIME TO DIE next year."