Cineworld confirms UK cinemas are set to reopen this July
Cinema chain Cineworld has stated that they are planning to reopen their venues globally between late June and mid July, including in the UK.
The chain not only owns all Cineworld and Picturehouse branches in the UK but also Regal in the US, Cinema City in Europe and the Yes Planet branch of cinemas in Israel.
“We are thrilled to be back and encouraged by recent surveys that show that many people have missed going to the movie theatre,” Cineworld CEO Mooky Greidinger said, according to Variety.
“With a strong slate confirmed for the coming weeks, including among others Tenet, Mulan, A Quiet Place Part II, Wonder Woman 1984 and many more, the entire Cineworld team remains committed to being ‘the best place to watch a movie’”.
Christopher Nolan’s new film Tenet, originally due for release on July 17, was pushed back by two weeks due to the ongoing pandemic whereas the Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson joint The King Of Staten Island was released straight to video on demand due to the uncertainty surrounding cinemas.
A Government document released in May detailed the Tories plans to open theatres in July, it read: “Some venues which are, by design, crowded and where it may prove difficult to enact distancing may still not be able to re-open safely at this point, or maybe able to open safely only in part,” the plan continues.
“Nevertheless, the government will wish to open as many businesses and public places as the data and information at the time allows.”