Vue Cinema in Bolton will be showing the eagerly anticipated Dune Part 2 at 12.01 tonight

And there will be an extra treat for sci-fi fans with a double screening of space juggernauts, Dune and Dune: Part Two.

The epic films tell the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.

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Technically being released on Friday 1 March, the second instalment will be shown at 00.01 – making anyone watching one of the first to catch this epic space opera in the UK.

Toby Bradon, General Manager of Vue UK and Ireland, said: “We’re encouraging films fans to make the most of the extra day of the year this by immersing themselves in a brilliant story.

"Why not reacquaint yourselves with the big screen or see something totally new? With everything from space odysseys to one-man theatre – there really is something for everyone at Vue this Leap Day.”