Full list of 127 Cineworld cinemas that will reopen in May when lockdown lifts – including Sheffield

Cineworld has confirmed that all 127 of its cinemas will reopen in May, including its Sheffield complex/

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 7:52 am

Bosses also revealed they will open cinemas in the US under its Regal brand from April 2, following six months of closure.

In addition, a deal has been struck with Warner Bros that gives the cinema chain, which also owns the Picturehouse franchise, exclusive rights to show films over streaming services.

The phased reopening in the US will start with a limited number of cinemas opening for Godzilla vs. Kong on April 2, followed by screenings of Mortal Kombat from April 16.

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Chief executive Mooky Greidinger said: “We have long-awaited this moment when we can welcome audiences back to our Regal theatres and restore our essential role within the communities we serve.

“With capacity restrictions expanding to 50% or more across most US states, we will be able to operate profitably in our biggest markets.

“We will also be monitoring developments closely in the UK and across Europe as we set to gradually reopen across the world in line with local government guidance.”

The boss also revealed that Cineworld has reached an agreement with Warner Bros to show the studio’s films exclusively in its cinemas 31 days prior to them being made available on premium video on demand (PVOD) platforms for streaming at home.

An extended window of 45 days for films that open to an agreed-upon box office threshold has also been reached, it added.

Cinema chains have been fearful that, with the pandemic seeing studios turn to online platforms, it could set a longer term trend on new releases going straight into homes via PVOD services.

But Mr Greidinger said: “This agreement shows the studio’s commitment to the theatrical business and we see this agreement as an important milestone in our 100-year relationship with Warner Bros.”

Cinemas to reopen

Aberdeen – Queens Link

Aberdeen – Union Square

Aldershot

Ashford

Ashton-under-Lyne

Basildon

Bedford

Birmingham – Broad Street

Birmingham – NEC

Boldon Tyne and Wear

Bolton

Bracknell

Bradford

Braintree

Brighton

Bristol

Broughton

Burton upon Trent

Bury St Edmunds

Cardiff

Castleford

Cheltenham

Chesterfield

Chichester

Crawley

Dalton Park

Didcot

Didsbury

Dover

Dundee

Eastbourne at The Beacon

Edinburgh

Ely

Falkirk

Glasgow – IMAX at GSC

Glasgow – Parkhead

Glasgow – Renfrew Street

Glasgow – Silverburn

Gloucester Quays

Harlow – Harvey Centre

Harlow – Queensgate

Haverhill

Hemel Hempstead

High Wycombe

Hinckley

Hull

Huntingdon

Ipswich

Jersey

Leeds – White Rose

Leigh

Llandudno

London – Bexleyheath

London – Enfield

London – Feltham

London – Fulham Road

London – Ilford

London – Leicester Square

London – South Ruislip

London – The 02 Greenwich

London – Wandsworth

London – Wembley

London – West India Quay

London – Wood Green

Loughborough

Luton

Middlesborough

Milton Keynes

Newcastle upon Tyne

Newport – Friars Walk

Newport – Isle of Wight

Newport – Spytty Park

Northampton

Nottingham

Plymouth

Poole

Rochester

Rugby

Runcorn

Rushden Lakes

Sheffield

Shrewsbury

Solihull

Speke

Stevenage

St Helens

St Neots

Stoke-on-Trent

Swindon – Regent Cross

Swindon – Shaw Ridge

Telford

Wakefield

Warrington

Watford

Weston-super-Mare

Weymouth

Whiteley

Witney

Wolverhampton

Yate

Yeovil

York