Cineworld and Odeon join Vue Cinemas in indicating their plans to open their doors again in July.
It’s going to be testing times for the cinema industry over the coming months, which is pretty much stating the obvious. But the challenge that’s imminent is the reopening of cinemas, and making them safe for people to visit.
It’s pretty well known now that all eyes are on Christopher Nolan’s Tenet as the first big movie to open when cinemas are allowed to admit people again. At the moment, the movie is holding its mid-July release date, and Disney has its live action take on Mulan also due around the same time.
Now, ahead of that, both the Cineworld and Odeon chains in the UK are planning to reopen their sites in early July, with the caveat that the films have to be out there to show, and that it all falls within government advice.
Cinemas have been closed in the UK since mid-March, and most chains are expected to try and open from July. Vue has already said that it’s targeting a July 4th reopening for its sites.
A long way to go, of course. More details of just what safety measures are being put in place are expected in due course.
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