A CINEMA chain, with complexes in Dorset, has confirmed that it will maintain social distancing in all auditoriums.

Cineworld also announced that it would keep hand sanitiser stations, deep cleaning and plastic till screens in place.

The announcement comes as competing cinema chains removed all social distancing measures following the so-called ‘Freedom Day’ on Monday.

Cineworld has a large complex in Tower Park, Poole as well as one in Weymouth.

Guests have reacted positively, with some taking to Twitter and Facebook to comment on the plan. One user said: “With so many praising Freedom Day, it’s nice to see a company still taking precautions.”

With a heatwave sending temperatures soaring, Cineworld reminded customers that each auditorium will have air conditioning.