Cinema has been one of the most beleaguered industries in the pandemic with most venues in the UK having to close their doors back in October 2020. However, good news has finally been announced as Cineworld chief executive Mooky Greidinger has confirmed plans to reopen cinemas in the UK this May.
The announcement follows news that the sister chain, Regal, in the US will begin reopening across the states from the 2nd of April.
Griedinger also told Sky News that a deal had been agreed between Cineworld and distributor Warner Bros, which would give the franchise a 31-day exclusivity period to screen big releases before being released on streaming platforms.
In his statement, Griedinger confirmed, “This agreement shows the studio’s commitment to the theatrical business and we see this agreement as an important milestone in our 100-year relationship with Warner Bros.”
Amongst the big releases that cinemas will be hoping to launch the reopening’s with a much-needed surge in profits are the latest James Bond instalment, No Time To Die, as well as a reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, starring Finn Wolfhard.
Whilst there is still some way to go before we’re plonked down, chowing on extortionately over-priced popcorn and drinking a gallon of fizzy pop before the credits, this news is certainly the best thing to come out of the cinema world for some time.
You can catch the long-awaited Bond trailer, below.