Everyman Media Group has announced it expects to open five further cinemas in 2018.

Contracts have now been exchanged on a four-screen venue in Altrincham (opening in 2018), as well as four-screen venues in Lincoln and Cirencester (both opening in 2019), and a three-screen location in Tunbridge Wells, with opening targeted for 2020.

In its trading update for the 52 weeks to 28 December 2017, the company, which currently operates from 22 venues, said trading for 2017 was in line with market expectations, with the group also expanding its estate during the period.

It opened a permanent three-screen venue in Kings Cross in November 2017 and the reconstruction of its Oxted location was completed, adding a further two screens to the venue.

A new four-screen venue in York, also opened on 30 December, after the year-end, following its acquisition and refurbishment in 2017.