CINEWORLD has said Glasgow's Imax cinema will not reopen.

The chain tweeted the news this afternoon in response to a customer enquiry about the future of the riverside branch.

Its social media account posted: "The IMAX at The Science Centre will not be reopening we're afraid."

Cineworld has been contacted for more information.

The news comes as it was announced that cinemas can reopen, with strict covid safety measures, on May 19.

The firm posted an update on its website reading: "We are excited to announce that our cinemas in England and Scotland will re-open on May 19.

"We will announce the re-opening of our remaining cinemas in due course.

"At Cineworld our main priority remains the safety of our customers and employees.

"We of course follow all instructions and regulations of the local authorities and current government guidelines and regulations."

Glasgow's Imax, next to Glasgow Science Centre, opened in October 2000 and was taken over by Cineworld in 2013.

Cinema fans replied to Cineworld on Twitter to ask for more details about the closure.

RGC called it a "huge loss" to Glasgow and the west of Scotland if it does not reopen.