cinemas reopening 2

Source: Shetland Arts / Olympic Cinema / Magic Lantern

Mareel Cinema, Shetland; Olympic Cinema, Barnes; Magic Lantern, Tywyn

Cinemas in England were allowed to reopen from July 4, followed by Northern Ireland on July 10. Scottish cinemas followed suit on July 15 while cinemas in Wales began reopening from July 27.

Only a select number of venues opened on these dates, with many opting to resume screenings later in the summer.

Among the cinema chains, Cineworld announced July 31 as the opening date for their venues while Vue pushed their reopening to August 7. The first Odeon cinemas opened on July 4, with the rest scheduled to follow in a staggered rollout throughout July and August; while Showcase opened nine venues on July 4, with another seven on July 10. Everyman opened six venues on July 4 and planned a phased reopening through August 21.

This page will update with the latest information on when UK sites are opening. For cinema operators, to add or amend the confirmed reopening date for your venue to this page, please contact Ben Dalton at Screen.

August 14

Everyman Birmingham, Wokingham, Altrincham, Newcastle, Liverpool, Clitheroe, Walton On Thames, Baker Street - England (provisional date)

August 21

Everyman Muswell Hill, York, Manchester, Canary Wharf, Belsize Park, Broadgate, Screen On The Green, Lincoln (new opening) - England (provisional date)

August 26

Ciné Lumière, London, England
Electric Portobello, White City - London, England

August 31

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland

September 1

BFI Southbank, London, England

September 4

Barbican Cinema 1, London, England
HOME, Manchester, England


The Prince Charles Cinema, London, England

Already open

Cineworld cinemas
Odeon Cinemas x 22
Picturehouse Cinemas
Showcase Cinemas x 17
Vue cinemas

Abbeygate, Bury St Edmunds, England
Alexandra Cinema, Newton Abbot, England
Alhambra, Keswick, England
Arc Cinema, Great Yarmouth, England
Atrium, East Grinstead, England
Bellingham Film Palace, London, England
Bijou, Merseyside, England
Broadway, Douglas, Isle Of Man
Cinema de Lux, Coventry, England
Commodore, Isle of Wight
Curzon Bloomsbury, Canterbury, Mayfair, Richmond - England
Dorking Halls, Dorking, England
Ducie Street Warehouse, Manchester, England
East Coast Cinema, Lowestoft
Everyman Winchester, Bristol, Reigate, Crystal Palace, Maida Vale, Esher, Barnet, Hampstead, Chelmsford, Gerrards Cross, Oxted, Chelsea, Stratford Upon Avon, Horsham, Kings Cross, Harrogate, Leeds - England
Film Theatre, Leiston, England
Genesis, London, England
Kinema In The Woods, Woodhall Spa, England
Kino Teatr, St Leonards on Sea, England
Loewen, Mablethorpe, England
Mallard Cinema, Forest, Guernsey
Odyssey, St Albans, England
Orpheus, Bristol, England
Palace Cinema, Felixstowe, England
Palace Cinema, Gorleston-on-Sea, England
Parkway Cinemas - Parkway Cleethorpes, Parkway Beverley, Playhouse Louth, North Lincolnshire, England
Radway Cinema, Sidmouth, England
Red Carpet Cinema, Barton-under-Needwood, England
Regent Cinema, Blackpool, England
Rex Cinema, Berkhamsted, England
Ritz Cinema, Burnham on Sea, England
Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge, England
Savoy Cinema, Exmouth, England
Scott Cinema, Barnstaple, England
Scott Cinema, Bridgwater, England
Stafford Cinema, Stafford, England
Storyhouse, Chester, England
Wells Film Centre, Wells, England
WTW Newquay, St Austell, Truro, Wadebridge - Cornwall, England
Zeffirellis, Ambleside, England