The Empire Leicester Square is opening its new IMAX screen to the public from today, screening Tom Cruise thriller Edge of Tomorrow.

It is the first IMAX screen in London’s film hotbed of Leicester Square.

Andrew Cripps, president of IMAX EMEA said: “We are incredibly excited that The IMAX Experience will soon grace the Empire Cinema in historic Leicester Square, the beating heart of British cinema-going.

“Together with our partner, Empire Cinemas, we look forward to not only opening our 26th IMAX cinema in the UK, but to delivering moviegoers what is sure to be a unique and unparalleled experience.”

Justin Ribbons, CEO of Empire Cinemas, added: “We’re extremely excited to be launching IMAX at our flagship cinema The Empire Leicester Square. From the earliest days of the moving image The Empire Leicester Square has been at the forefront of advances in cinema technology.

“The introduction of IMAX further reinforces our commitment to providing the most cutting edge, immersive viewing experience to our customers and will reinforce The Empire Leicester Square’s position as the home of the UK’s best cinema-going experience for years to come.”

The Empire Leicester Square’s Screen 1 now boasts a signature high-resolution 87-foot (26.5m) wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling curved screen.