A global cinema chain that operates in Dundee said it anticipates all of its theatres will be open again by the end of July.
In an announcement to the stock market today, Cineworld, which has a multiplex at Camperdown Leisure Park in Dundee, said its UK cinemas would open on July 10.
It said the date would be subject to “final clarifications and confirmation in relation to various government Covid-19 restrictions.”
However, in a message to customers issued later on Tuesday morning, it only confirmed the July 10 date for its English cinemas, with “dates to follow” for its cinemas in Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Among new measures introduced are an updated booking system to ensure social distancing within and throughout its auditoriums.
The group will also adapted its daily movie schedules to manage queues and avoid the build-up of crowds in our lobbies. Cineworld said it will also enhance its cleanliness and sanitation procedures.
Covid-19 led to many films, including the latest James Bond instalment No Time To Die, to moved their release dates to much later in the year.
Chief executive Mooky 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.”
The group’s schedule plan for reopening cinemas in various countries is:
· 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)