THEY’RE known for sniffing out the best films around.

Now the team at Harbour Lights cinema have put on a screening with a difference.

Cinephiles and their dogs were invited to what many hope will be the first of many pooch-friendly screenings.

The Sunday morning showing of Isle of Dogs was sold out - with the doggy viewers taking their seats to enjoy the canine cast of Wes Anderson’s new stop-motion animation.

With Southampton’s branch of the national art house cinema chain chosen as the first venue outside London to offer the dog-friendly screening, manager Liz Willcox - and her Beagle Calli - said she hopes it will be the first of many.

Dogs got in free - and were treated to their own seat, blanket and biscuit, while owners paid the standard cinema price.

Ms Willcox said: “I think Picturehouse’s greatest quality is that they branch out.

"It’s just another way for people to enjoy going to the cinema.”

One hundred tickets were sold for the 200 seat auditorium - meaning that it was a sell-out as each dog got its own seat too.