BIG-SCREEN bosses are celebrating a massive £500,000 revamp of Clacton’s Century Cinema.

Work has been ongoing for the last two months to turn the Pier Avenue cinema into a top class venue – and is now nearly complete.

Film fans have seen the screens transformed gradually over that span, with cinema owners keeping it open on reduced hours while work is completed.

Screens one and two have both been fitted with plush leather seats, all with extra leg room.

The capacity in screen one has dropped from 480 to 430 to make it more comfortable.

In screen two the capacity has dropped slightly, but seats are now tiered to give better sightlines and a much bigger screen has been installed.

The bathrooms have also had a major makeover.

Despite the changes, prices will stay the same – tickets cost £2.50 on weekdays and £3.50 at weekends.

Managing director Adam Cunard said: “We have really listened to the feedback from our customers and we have made the changes they want to see.

“The sightlines were poor in screen two and the screen was very small, so we have had a major change in there.

“Screen one also looks fantastic and we are delighted with the outcome.

“The price has always been one of the main selling points here and that will not change.

“But we also want people to be blown away by the quality, as well as the value, and they will be with the new changes.”

Recently the Century Cinema has also been fitted with a state-of-the-art 4K projector, as well as a top class sound system.

The next step in a constant stream of improvements will see premium seats added, and allocated seating will be introduced.

Mr Cunard added: “We have owned the cinema for three years now and the support has been incredible.

“We want to play our part in making the town a better place and giving customers a really top class cinema.

“I think the upgrades we have made and are still making show that we are here to stay and totally committed to giving people a proper movie experience.

“It has been tough getting everything done while staying open as much as possible, but people have been very understanding and we can’t wait for them to see the end result.”