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Cineworld to reopen their Scottish cinemas from July 31

© Barrie Marshall / DCT MediaCineworld in Glasgow
Cineworld in Glasgow

Cineworld have announced that they will reopen their Scottish cinemas from July 31.

The chains aims to open all of its outlets across the UK on that date, despite Government guidelines in England allowing them to reopen on Saturday, and Scottish guidelines permitting a July 15 reopening.

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 down south.

A statement from the company said: “In line with recent changes to upcoming film release dates, we have made the decision to move our re-opening date to 31st July.

“We hope that we will be able to re-open the doors of all Cineworld cinemas across the UK and Ireland at that time, subject to UK government restrictions.

“With the ongoing pandemic, this new date remains subject to final confirmation.”

A number of safety measures will be put in place to allow for social distancing and increased hygiene.

Each screen will have an altered seating system to allow for groups to sit at a safe distance from each other.

Film start and end times will also be staggered to reduce crowds in foyers.

Cineworld say they’ll also be introducing extra training and personal protective equipment for staff.

Mooky Greidinger, Cineworld CEO, said: “Cineworld looks forward to welcoming these moviegoers back to our cinemas next month and believes that they will once again be immersed in the timeless theatrical experience they know and love.”

Despite the pandemic, a number of films are still scheduled for release this summer.

Among those are Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated Tenet, Bill & Ted Face the Music and A Quiet Place Part II.