Vue cinema give latest on re-opening

Vue cinema have given a latest on whether its cinemas across the UK are set to re-open amid coronavirus.

Friday, 26th June 2020, 9:37 am
Updated Saturday, 27th June 2020, 6:38 pm
Vue cinema
Vue cinema

Halifax is home to a mulitscreen Vue cinema on Broad Street, which shows the latest mainstream film releases.

However, the cinema chain had to close all its cinemas across the UK in March after business came to a halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tim Richards, Founder and Chief Executive of Vue, said: ”We're waiting to see the specific advice from government, but we are ready and we welcome the reopening of cinemas.

"We will start re-opening from 10th July.

"After a record 2019, we know how important the big screen experience is to people, and now more so than ever.

"We're confident we can look after our staff and our customers with enhanced protocols.

"By the time we reopen in the UK our methods will have been responsibly and robustly deployed in the real world. We have learned how to do this from our operations in Taiwan where we never closed and have successfully operated through pandemics such as SARS in the past; and from our sites in Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland and Lithuania where we have recently and successfully reopened to the public.

"We know from independent academic research that cinema going has a positive impact on mental well-being and now it is more important than ever to make that experience available to people.”