Cineworld has taken the opportunity of the delayed releases of both ‘Tenet’ and ‘Mulan’ to rethink the opening date of their cinema’s across the UK.

Initially set to reopen its doors on July 10th, they have taken the decision to postpone until July 31st.

A statement from Cineworld reads: “In line with recent changes to upcoming film release dates, we have made the decision to move our re-opening date to July 31. We hope that we will be able to re-open the doors of all Cineworld cinemas across the U.K. and Ireland at that time, subject to U.K. government restrictions. With the on-going pandemic, this new date remains subject to final confirmation.

“We know how much you’ve been missing the cinema and we are excited to welcome you back to Cineworld soon! With great films ahead, including ‘Mulan,’ ‘Tenet,’ ‘A Quiet Place Part II,’ ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ and many more, we can’t wait to be back.”

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Just last week, Odeon announced they would be reopening their doors on from Saturday 4 July, with new health and safety measures in place. Ten ODEON cinemas in England will be the first to open, with a further 88 UK cinemas set to reopen by 16 July.

ODEON Trafford Centre, ODEON Luxe Birmingham Broadway Plaza, and ODEON Luxe Epsom will be amongst the first ten cinemas to reopen, while further film-loving communities can expect their local ODEONs including ODEON Liverpool ONE, ODEON Kingston, and flagship ODEON Luxe Leicester Squareback by 16 July.

Could we now see a ripple effect occur with various other cinema chains deciding to delay the reopening of their doors across the UK?