The revamped Astoria cinema in Ayr has revealed a piece of the building's history ahead of its reopening on Friday. 

Renovation works by the property's new owners, Merlin Cinemas, have put historic tiles at the front of the Burns Statue Square building back on show, ready for its first customers tomorrow. 

The team behind the new cinema has also shared an update regarding the state of the building, which sits in the prominent Burns Statue Square in the town. 

Geoff Greaves, Merlin Cinemas' director, said: "We are delighted to have brought this beautiful cinema back to life and have already started to carry out some improvements.

"Others are planned, including improving accessibility for mobility users, and there is much more to do, but we are committed to continue improving the cinema further and enhancing your cinema experiences.

"In the meantime, we very much appreciate your support.”

The cinema will open its doors on Friday, March 29, with tickets now available to book for the first run of films. 

Kung Fu Panda 4, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire and Dune: Part Two are among the first films to be shown in the revamped cinema. 

Tickets are now available to book online, with in-person and telephone ticket sales available when the cinema opens on March 29.

Standard tickets are priced from £5, and further savings can be made with Merlin’s Movie Magic card "offering big screen entertainment at the small price of just £4 all year round".