The Evening Standard

Cineworld pushes back reopening date to end of July

June 30, 2020

Cineworld has pushed back the date it plans to reopen its cinemas following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

The cinema chain will now not welcome back its UK customers until July 31 despite the fact that Government guidelines allow it to do so on Saturday.

The delay in reopening has been caused by changes to planned film release dates, according to a statement on the company’s website.

Cineworld had previously been scheduled to reopen on July 10.

New measures aimed at helping stop the spread of coronavirus will be introduced to cinemas including social distancing rules, seating capacity limits and contactless payments.