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Vue to reopen cinemas next week – full list of branches

VUE is finally reopening next week as it welcomes back customers to 10 cinemas post-lockdown.

Cinemas have been allowed to open since July 4, but a large number of venues decided not to.

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Vue is finally reopening cinemas next week after coronavirus lockdown
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Vue is finally reopening cinemas next week after coronavirus lockdown

Although, rival Odeon reopened 10 branches on July 4.

Vue customers can book tickets for film screenings from today, July 30, ahead of the first reopenings on August 7.

The chain is doing a phased reopening of its 90 venues, with cinemas in London, Manchester and Edinburgh among the first ones to reopen - you can check the full list below.

In order to keep staff and customers safe, cinemagoers will be encouraged to book their visits online and keep their distance from each other.

In order to keep staff and customers safe, Vue has improved cleaning processes inside its venues
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In order to keep staff and customers safe, Vue has improved cleaning processes inside its venues
Film times will be staggered to limit the number of people in foyers and corridors at any one time
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Film times will be staggered to limit the number of people in foyers and corridors at any one time

Full list of branches reopening

VUE is reopening the below 10 branches on August 7

  • Bromley
  • Cheshire Oaks
  • Cramlington
  • Doncaster
  • Edinburgh Ocean
  • Farnsborough
  • Islington
  • Manchester Lowry
  • Oxford
  • Westfield Shepherd's Bush

There will also be improved cleaning processes inside the cinemas and employees will wear protective gear.

Plus, film times will be staggered to limit the number of people in foyers and corridors at any one time.

Toby Bradon, territory general manager of Vue Entertainment in the UK, said: "Behind the scenes, we've been working hard to develop safety protocols in line with government guidelines and informed by our recently reopened cinemas across Europe.

"The safety of those who work and visit our sites is paramount and we've therefore taken the time to ensure protocols and staff training are in line with the latest guidance ahead of opening."

New releases in the coming months will include Wonder Woman 1984 and The King’s Man, as well as filmmaker Christopher Nolan's latest blockbuster, Tenet.

A number of popular films will also be back on the big screen, including the Harry Potter series; Star Wars - The Empire Strikes back; and a collection of Nolan’s catalogue including Batman Begins, Inception and Dunkirk.

Since coronavirus lockdown, some drive-in cinemas where you can sit in your car to watch a movie have also reopened.

Vue shut all 90 of its screens on March 17, five days ahead of the Government's orders for all non-essential shops to close.

Odeon, Cineword and Picturehouse also closed all cinemas in March amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Inside a post-lockdown Odeon cinema with socially-distanced seats and no pick and mix or cash payments
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