A HUGE Eurovision party will return to the city for the first time in three years.

Duke of York’s cinema in Preston Circus, Brighton, is to host its “legendary” party once again, promising a night that’s “bigger than ever”.

The cinema will beam the Eurovision Song Contest onto its big-screen live on Saturday, May 14, before a night of live music from Brighton DJ Boogaloo Stu.

Guests are invited to wear their best Eurovision-inspired fancy dress, with prizes given for the best and worst dressers.

The Argus: A past Eurovision party at the venueA past Eurovision party at the venue

Sam Harris, marketing manager for the cinema, said: “Eurovision is one of those things where everyone's got a bit of a soft spot for it.

“Even the people who think it's silly can't help having fun. It's a very welcoming party so people showing up on their own is absolutely encouraged, the more the merrier.”

Duke of York’s, now run by cinema group Picture House, is the United Kingdom’s oldest purpose-built cinema, opening in September 1910.

The Argus: The Duke of York's cinemaThe Duke of York's cinema

It has been passed through a number of owners, but has been operated as an arts cinema since 1981.

It was also the venue of choice for many illegal punk concerts before its restoration in 1994 to a fully functioning cinema.

The Duke of York's Eurovision party will take place from 7pm until 1am.