A cinema giant is taking over a cinema near Glasgow.

Omniplex Cinema Group, which is Ireland's largest cinema company, is expanding into Britain by acquiring five Empire Cinema locations.

Clydebank's Empire Cinema is joining the group and open on December 10, and more locations will be announced in 2024.

We previously reported that Empire Cinema had been put on the market after going into administration. 

It comes as Omniplex Cinema Group is making a total investment of £22.5 million over eighteen months to acquire and renovate these existing locations.

The move is set to secure 150 existing jobs. 

Paul John Anderson, director of the Omniplex Cinema Group said: "We are thrilled to bring Omniplex Cinemas to Great Britain.

"Our disciplined approach to investing in our businesses and unwavering drive to operate high-quality cinema locations have proved successful over the years on the island of Ireland and has given us the confidence to venture into new territories.

"This expansion is a testament to our commitment to innovation, quality, and delivering unforgettable moments for our customers."