Cineworld reveals when it expects to reopen cinemas
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The global chain says it believes all of its cinemas will be able to open in July and says measures have already been put in place to ensure a ‘safe and enjoyable cinema experience’.
Cinemas across the UK were ordered to close on March 20 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and the Government has said it does not expect such indoor leisure facilities will be allowed to reopen before July 4.
In an update published today, Thursday, May 28, Cineworld said: “Cineworld currently anticipates that government restrictions related to cinemas will be lifted in each of its territories by July.
“Subject to this and confirmation of the schedule for film releases, Cineworld anticipates the reopening of all of its cinemas in July. Cineworld has put in place procedures to ensure a safe and enjoyable cinema experience for its employees and customers.
“Cineworld is excited by the great movie line up to follow the reopening of cinemas, starting with the highly anticipated new Chris Nolan movie Tenet and immediately after that with Mulan, a new Disney adventure movie.
“Cineworld, as always, greatly believes in the theatrical experience and is fully committed to be the best place to watch a movie.”
The announcement came as Cineworld revealed new financial measures, including applying for an extra £36.7m loan from the UK goverment, which it claimed would provide ‘sufficient headroom’ to support it ‘even in the unlikely event cinemas remain closed until the end of the year’.