The nation’s largest cinema chain, ODEON, has announced it will begin reopening cinemas 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.

To ensure guests can enjoy the ODEON safer cinema experience in the most controlled environment, ODEON has worked with the UK Cinema Association and UK Government to introduce enhanced health and safety measures to each site. These safety measures include:

  • Safer Buying
    • Contactless experience, including booking online and contactless ticket checks in cinema and contactless till payments for purchasing food and drinks
    • Range of ‘Grab & Go’ pre-packaged food and drinks including a bottled drink, Butterkist popcorn and a bag of sweets to improve the speed of service
  • A Safer Space
  • Limited seats on sale for each show and guaranteed unoccupied seats between guests to meet social distancing requirements, whilst enabling family groups and social bubbles to sit together
  • Staggered show start times to reduce queues, with safe queuing measures in place such as floor markings and cinema host support
  • Newly serviced air conditioning that ensures fresh air is delivered into all screens
  • Enhanced cleaning by well-trained teams
    • More frequent cleaning routines on all high contact areas of the cinema guest journey
    • Guest sanitiser stations offering complimentary sanitising gels and wipes
    • Teams diligently trained on safety and hygiene measures, equipped with PPE, including face coverings and gloves
  • Enhanced cleaning by well-trained teams
    • More frequent cleaning routines on all high contact areas of the cinema guest journey
    • Guest sanitiser stations offering complimentary sanitising gels and wipes
    • Teams diligently trained on safety and hygiene measures, equipped with PPE, including face coverings and gloves.

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Following three months of small-screen home entertainment, virtual quizzes and endless remote scrolling, film fans can once again book tickets for the big screen from 25 June.  A mix of recent and remastered classics will be screened at ODEON following the reopening including ‘1917’, ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’, re-released and remastered in 4k for its 40th anniversary, ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ and ‘Onwards’, ‘Little Women’, ‘Bad Boys for Life’, ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘The Greatest Showman’.

Summer’s big blockbusters are also just around the corner, beginning with ‘Mulan’ and ‘Tenet’ at the end of July alongside other new releases including ‘Dreambuilders’ and ‘Unhinged’.

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.

Reopening dates:

Saturday 4 July (tickets on sale from 25 June)

  1. ODEON Trafford Centre
  2. ODEON Luxe Birmingham Broadway Plaza
  3. ODEON Luxe Epsom
  4. ODEON Norwich
  5. ODEON Milton Keynes Stadium
  6. ODEON Bournemouth BH2
  7. ODEON Luxe Lee Valley
  8. ODEON Luxe Warrington
  9. ODEON Port Solent
  10. ODEON Luxe Durham

Friday 10 July (tickets on sale from 25 June)

  1. ODEON Liverpool ONE
  2. ODEON Metrocentre
  3. ODEON Silverlink
  4. ODEON Guildford
  5. ODEON Luxe Liverpool Switch Island
  6. ODEON Chatham
  7. ODEON Luxe Telford
  8. ODEON Luxe Tamworth
  9. ODEON Luxe Maidenhead
  10. ODEON Luxe Derby
  11. ODEON Luxe Leicester
  12. ODEON Mansfield
  13. ODEON Luxe Hull
  14. ODEON Tunbridge Wells
  15. ODEON Luxe Bromborough
  16. ODEON Beckenham
  17. ODEON Luxe Stafford

Monday 13 July (tickets on sale from 25 June)

  1. ODEON Luxe Aylesbury
  2. ODEON Brighton
  3. ODEON Colchester
  4. ODEON Hatfield
  5. ODEON Coventry
  6. ODEON Kettering
  7. ODEON Kingston
  8. ODEON Luxe Leeds Thorpe
  9. ODEON Luxe Leeds-Bradford
  10. ODEON Luxe Leicester Square
  11. ODEON Lincoln
  12. ODEON Luxe Nuneaton
  13. ODEON Trowbridge
  14. ODEON Rochdale
  15. ODEON Chelmsford
  16. ODEON Surrey Quays
  17. ODEON Taunton
  18. ODEON Birmingham New Street
  19. ODEON Blackpool
  20. ODEON Camden
  21. ODEON Northwich Baron Quays
  22. ODEON West Brom
  23. ODEON Greenwich
  24. ODEON Hereford
  25. ODEON Huddersfield
  26. ODEON Orpington
  27. ODEON Salisbury
  28. ODEON Covent Garden
  29. ODEON Uxbridge
  30. ODEON Wimbledon
  31. ODEON Oxford George Street 

Wednesday 15 July (tickets on sale from 25 June)

  1. ODEON Luxe Glasgow Quay
  2. ODEON Dunfermline
  3. ODEON Luxe Dundee
  4. ODEON Luxe East Kilbride
  5. ODEON Braehead
  6. ODEON Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
  7. ODEON Luxe Edinburgh West
  8. ODEON Kilmarnock

Thursday 16 July (tickets on sale from 25 June)

  1. ODEON Luxe & Dine Islington
  2. ODEON Oldham
  3. ODEON Oxford Magdalen Street
  4. ODEON Preston
  5. ODEON Richmond
  6. ODEON Southampton
  7. ODEON Stoke
  8. ODEON Streatham
  9. ODEON Luxe Swiss Cottage
  10. ODEON Bath
  11. ODEON Dudley
  12. ODEON Worcester
  13. ODEON Southend
  14. ODEON Great Northern
  15. ODEON Andover
  16. ODEON Banbury
  17. ODEON Basingstoke
  18. ODEON Bristol
  19. ODEON Tottenham Court Road
  20. ODEON Luxe Darlington
  21. ODEON Dorchester
  22. ODEON Exeter
  23. ODEON Harrogate
  24. ODEON Hastings
  25. ODEON Loughborough
  26. ODEON Newark
  27. ODEON Crewe
  28. ODEON Luxe Putney
  29. ODEON Luxe Sheffield
  30. ODEON South Woodford
  31. ODEON Swadlincote
  32. ODEON Luxe Haymarket

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