Films will now be screened in a larger format at a cinema after it was given an upgrade worth thousands of pounds.

The Watersmeet Cinema in Rickmansworth has had a new CINEPRO electric roller screen installed, which is set to provide a greater quality image to customers.

The screen, which cost £30,000 to install, was jointly funded by the Friends of Watersmeet Film Society and Three Rivers District Council.

The society helped raise the funds over several years by hosting a wide variety of events to purchase the screen, which took three days to install.

Cllr Chris Lloyd, lead member for leisure at Three Rivers District Council, thanked The Friends of Watersmeet Film Society, saying that without their support the purchase of the new widescreen would not have been possible.

Combined with the current Dolby 5.1 surround sound system, the new upgrade is set to provide cinema goers with an enhanced movie experience.

The cinema complex has just finalised the next three months of film screenings and will show blockbusters and award-winning films including 1917, Little Women and No Time to Die.