A cinema chain which operates one of its locations in the North East is set to broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest live this year - here's the details.

Eurovision is back once again and will this year return to our screens on May 11 live from Sweden.

But, if you're a Eurovision mega fan and want to watch all the action from the big screen you can head to Showcase Cinema in Middlesbrough from 8pm.

The cinema listing says: "For the second year running the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final show will be broadcast LIVE into cinemas across the UK, allowing fans to come together and be ‘united by music’ sharing in the incredible experience of celebrating the biggest, brightest, boldest music party of the year on the big screen!

"The 68th edition of the Contest will be taking place in Sweden, culminating in the Grand Final which will be broadcast live from Malmö Arena.

"This will be the seventh time Sweden hosts the Contest and this year it'll be hosted by a Hollywood star and an iconic Eurovision-veteran; Malin Åkerman and Petra Mede."

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In 2023, the UK hosted the contest in the city of Liverpool in place of the winners of the 2022 contest, Ukraine.

Swedish megastar Loreen stormed the competition with her single Tattoo which will now see her home country host the contest for the seventh time.

Representing the UK this year is Olly Alexander who will perform his single 'Dizzy' with hopes of bringing the trophy home.