Cineworld delays reopening UK cinemas until July 31

Cineworld delayed the reopening of its cinemas in the UK and the United States until July 31, blaming the delay on new film releases.

The world’s second largest cinema chain had previously announced that cinemas in both countries would be open on 10 July.

Cineworld said films like Mulan and Tenet were postponed from July to August.

In a statement, the company said the move was “in line with recent adjustments to the schedule for upcoming movie releases”.

How and when will cinemas open in England?

When it opens its doors, Cineworld says there will be several measures to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission, including contactless payments and seating capacity limits, according to local regulations.

Earlier this year, the coronavirus pandemic forced Cineworld to close its 787 cinemas in 10 countries, while the company’s heads waived their salaries and bonuses.

The UK-based company also stopped paying dividends to mitigate the impact on the negotiations.

Cineworld executive director Mooky Greidinger said other films to be shown this summer include A Quiet Place Part II, The Broken Hearts Gallery, Bill & Ted Face the Music and Antebellum, as well as a reissue of Inception on Imax by Christopher Nolan.

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