Cineworld branches in Cambridgeshire are to remain open as usual despite the company announcing plans to file for administration.  

The troubled cinema chain has said it will file for administration in the UK next month as part of a restructuring plan that is set to wipe out shareholders.  

But it stressed the move will not affect the British operations for the holding company, with cinemas continuing to operate as usual.  

Ely Standard: Cineworld in Huntingdon.Cineworld in Huntingdon. (Image: Google Maps)

Cineworld has 128 cinemas across the UK and Ireland including in Ely, St Neots and Huntingdon.  

It is the world’s second largest cinema chain.  

A spokesman for the company said: “Cineworld continues to operate its global business and cinemas as usual without interruption and this will not be affected by the entry of Cineworld Group plc into administration.  

“The group and its brands around the world – including Regal, Cinema City, Picturehouse and Planet – are continuing to welcome customers to cinemas as usual.  

“The group continues to honour the terms of all existing customer membership programmes, including Regal Unlimited and Regal Crown Club in the United States and Cineworld Unlimited in the UK.”  

Ely Standard: Cineworld in St Neots. Cineworld in St Neots. (Image: Google Maps)

Cineworld filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US last year after being weighed down by its mammoth debts and weaker-than-hoped audience numbers.  

The group is moving forward with plans to restructure its roughly five billion US dollars (£3.9 billion) debt pile to allow it to exit bankruptcy.  

The restructuring plan is set to wipe out shareholders in the cinema chain in order to support its lenders and creditors.  

In April, the group also scrapped plans to sell its businesses outside the UK, US and Ireland after potential bidders failed to meet the value desired by Cineworld’s lenders.  

It hopes to emerge from bankruptcy protection in July after receiving backing for its overhaul from most of its lenders.