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UPDATED: Cineworld in Newport has been forced to cancel all screenings for tonight (Thursday).

A notice at the entrance to the cinema complex at Coppins Bridge says that due to unforeseen circumstances, all planned film screenings have been scrubbed.

Customers who have pre-booked tickets can request amendments or refunds by calling 033300334444.

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The reason for the closure of Cineworld tonight is unclear.

UPDATE – It has been confirmed that a sewage problem has led to the closure.

UPDATE FRIDAY – It is understood that Cineworld remains closed this morning.

One agitated reader has taken to Twitter to complain that there is no notice of the closure until after paying to park.

A spokesperson for Cineworld has said:

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“We can confirm that Cineworld Newport is currently closed while we resolve an issue with the sewage system. We apologise for any inconvenience and we hope to reopen the cinema as soon as possible.“ 

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