London-listed cinema group Cineworld is to start reopening some of its theatres at the end of this month; with UK cinemas slated to open on 10 July.
With several blockbuster movies including Tenet and Mulan now confirmed for release in the coming weeks, Cineworld said will reopen cinemas across some territories during the last week of June.
The company said it hopes all theatres to be open over the course of July.
Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, Cineworld said its priority remains the health and well-being of both its customers and colleagues.
As a result, it has made several operational changes and invested in new technology to ensure a safe but enjoyable cinematic experience for all its visitors.
Among the new measures introduced, it has updated its booking system to ensure social distancing within and throughout auditoriums; adapted its daily movie schedules to manage queues and avoid the build-up of crowds in its lobbies; and enhanced its cleanliness and sanitation procedures across all of its sites.
The global cinema group has outlined the scheduled opening dates; however it stressed that these are subject to final clarifications and confirmation in relation to various government COVID-19 restrictions in certain territories:
Global reopening schedule
- Unites States: July 10th
- United Kingdom: July 10th
- Poland: July 3rd
- Czech Republic: June 26th
- Slovakia: June 26th
- Israel: July 9th
- Bulgaria: July 3rd
- Hungary and Romania: to be confirmed (anticipated for week of July 3rd)
“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.
“With a strong slate confirmed for the coming weeks, including among others Tenet, Mulan, A Quiet Place Part II, Wonder Women 1984, Black Widow, Bond, Soul, Top Gun Maverick and many more, the entire Cineworld team remains committed to being ‘the best place to watch a movie’ “.