THE new film season at the Empire is underway, with more great showings around the corner.

Tonight's screening is the premiere of new independent film directed by John Clay entitled Voodonaught, rated 15.

Lieutenant Julie Earle is the latest pilot on an experimental space-faring mission to negotiate with a UFO that’s on a collision course for earth.

The mission is jeopardised when  Julie’s communication with earth is lost and her mental health begins to break down.

Starring a large cast, the film will be personally introduced live before the screening.

Doors open at 7.15pm for 7.45pm. All seats are £7.50.

The Wednesday matinee performance on Valentine's Day is the 12-rated I Love You, telling the story of a young widow who discovers her late husband left her ten messages intended to ease her pain and start a new life.

Doors open at 2pm for 2.30pm. All seats are £7.50.

The children's films for the half term begin on Monday, February 19, with the trilogy The Mighty Ducks, followed by Tuesday and Thursday screenings.

All are 10.30am screenings. All seats are £3.

Barbie is also back on Wednesday, February 21.

Empire management has also apologised for the lack of printed programmes and says it hopes to rectify this as quickly as possible.

Full details can be found on the Empire website.