Cineworld cinemas have confirmed today that they plan to reopen its doors in the UK and US from the 10th of July.

The news follows Odeon Cinema’s announcement last week that they will also be opening their doors again from July.

In the UK, the reopening will apply to Picturehouse cinemas as well as Cineworld, across the US it covers Regal picture houses.

Cineworld’s screens in the Czech Republic and Slovakia will be first to open on June 26; followed by Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania on July 3; and Israel on July 9. The dates, however, are subject to various government restrictions.

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COVID-19 health measures will be put into place and will include an updated booking system to ensure social distancing within and throughout auditoriums; adapted daily movie schedules to manage queues and avoid the build-up of crowds in lobbies; and enhanced cleanliness and sanitation procedures across all sites.

Cineworld CEO Greidinger said: “We are thrilled to be back and encouraged by recent surveys that show that many people have missed going to the movie theatre. 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’”.