Everyman Media Group, the 21-strong boutique cinema operator, has this morning said that it had performed in line with expectations in the first six months of 2017.

The company said it “is confident of a successful outcome for the full year and the pipeline is continuing to be developed in line with investors’ expectations”.

The Group ended the six months to 29 June 2017 operating 21 cinemas, with Stratford-upon-Avon having opened during the period.

It said it remains on track to open a permanent three-screen cinema in Kings Cross in November this year. In addition, contracts have been exchanged on the acquisition of a 28-year lease for the existing five-screen Reel cinema in York, which is expected to be fully refurbished and open as an Everyman in early 2018.

The company said: “Demand for the Everyman offer continues to strengthen and the group is excited to announce that new contracts have been exchanged for venues in Borough Market (2020), Liverpool (2018) and Newcastle (2018) which, along with those previously announced, commits the group to a total of nine more venues.”