These mini movie-goers got a first taste of the cinema during special screenings aimed at inspiring the next generation of film buffs.

The very young audience, aged between two and four, were taken to the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley High Road yesterday for the weekly Toddler Time session.

Organisers hope the screenings of children’s favourite Peppa Pig will introduce some of the century-old cinema’s youngest audience members to the world of film.

The sessions, which begin at 10.30am every Tuesday, can be pre-booked on the cinema’s website.