News broke today that Cineworld is planning to reopen all of its UK cinemas in July as the lockdown measures begins to ease following the pandemic.
The big release in July is Christopher Nolan’s Tenet which is due for release on 17th July, which is the day after my birthday so it appears I could well be back at the movies by then! Another big release is the live action Mulan film which has been pushed back a few times now due to the world crisis. As everything stands we will be in for a very busy time in November!
When the cinemas reopen they will have social distancing measures in place which will include isolation and staggering film times to reduce crowding.
For many years now I have pretty much tried to social distance myself from others in the screenings anyway due to the amount of noise people making talking and then the annoying use of mobile phones! So anything that is put in place to spread people out more in screens is something I welcome. My local Cineworld hasn’t got that busy in screens for years now so I am hoping that will make it a bit easier for the system to work.
Surely only being able to book online would help out as well, so they know how many people will be attending and this would help to monitor the crowds and not having loads of people just turning up? That is just one of my personal ideas. I have certainly missed watching films on the big screen, as it really is a very special experience. That is when I have my biggest switch off time and don’t use my phone!
How do you feel about the cinemas planning to reopen and what strategies would you like to see in place?