Cineworld announces when it is planning to open Whiteley cinema - and the safety measures in place

CINEWORLD has announced the date that it is planning to reopen its cinemas.

Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 9:34 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 1:38 pm

The chain is aiming to open again on Friday, July 10, after having to shut in March as the country went into lockdown.

Cineworld has a cinema in Whiteley as well as in Aldershot.

The opening date is subject to final clarifications and confirmation from the government, the chain has said.

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Cineworld is planning to reopen on July 10. Picture: Naomi Baker/Getty Images

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When Cineworld reopens it will have a number of safety precautions in place to protect staff and customers.

The measures includes social distancing, hand sanitiser stations and additional cleaning.

On its website Cineworld says: ‘Our booking system has been updated to allow friends and family to sit together while ensuring a safe distance between customers from different households in our cinema screens. This will vary on the capacity and layout of each screen.’

Film start and end times will also be staggered and there will be plastic screens at the till in the concessions areas.

Cineworld will be accepting contactless payments of up to £45 at tills and ticket machines at most of its cinemas will also accept contactless payments.

Customers can book tickets online via the Cineworld app, available on iOS and Android.

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