Cineworld cinemas in United States and UK to reopen from 31 July

The Cineworld in Haverhill is now scheduled to reopen on July 31

Russell Crowe's "Unhinged" has moved its U.K./Ireland release to July 31.

After originally announcing its plans to reopen in the middle of July, the Cineworld chain has now altered things slightly.

Cinemas in England are, in theory, allowed to reopen this weekend, on 4 July, with Odeon now planning to stick to this date.


Shares in Cineworld were trading up 6% in early deals on Tuesday.

A spokesperson said: "In line with recent adjustments to the schedule of upcoming movie releases, Cineworld will re-open its cinemas in the United Kingdom starting Friday July 31, subject to final clarifications and confirmation in relation to government Covid-19 restrictions". "With the ongoing pandemic, this new date remains subject to final confirmation". "With great films ahead, including "Mulan, ' 'Tenet, ' 'A Quiet Place Part II, ' 'Wonder Woman 1984" and many more, we can't wait to be back". Odeon said it would open doors that day itself, while Cineworld and Vue were set to open a week later on July 10.

However, some key USA territories, such New York City and Los Angeles, are yet to pass legislation permitting such a reopening, and other states have again shuttered businesses over the past few days following fears accelerated reopenings have led to an increase in infections. The knock-on though is there's little point cinemas opening their doors if they don't have much in the way of new movies to show.

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