AFTER months with the screens blank and the doors closed, the Island's cinemas are set to open this week.

The latest easing of lockdown means cinemas are now permitted to show films once more, and both the Island's movie venues are to reopen.

Leo Leisure Commodore Cinema, in Ryde, said: "We’re delighted to say that we’ll be opening on Monday, still just £4 per person and only £2.50 on Saturday morning and all day on Monday."

The first films they are showing are Peter Rabbit 2, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, Nomadland, and Mortal Kombat.

All the films are showing daily, and the full listings and times are on the cinema's website.

After fears for its future, when it closed all its UK sites in October 2020, Cineworld in Newport is re-opening.

It will open on Wednesday, with a big list of films including Those Who Wish Me Dead and The Unholy.

There's good news for Unlimited Membership customers on the Isle of Wight, who have seen their monthly fee decrease due to the Island falling into a new area group.

From tomorrow, people will also be able to enjoy food and drink inside with the reopening of indoor hospitality, while friends and relatives will be given the choice on whether to socially distance from one another.

Gatherings inside homes are to be permitted once again, with a limit of up to six people or two households meeting.

Indoor museums can also open.

Pub-goers will be free to meet for a pint without being required to buy a substantial meal, but they must order, eat and drink while seated.