Showcase Cinema announces plans to reopen for May

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    “The health of our employees and customers has been and will remain our top priority”

    Showcase Cinema has announced plans to reopen theaters in England and Scotland in May.

    The series confirmed the news, taking into account the May 17 date, with the government planning to loosen the coronovirus restrictions.

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    Showcase Cinema General Manager Mark Barlow said, “It is fair to say that it has been some time since our guests were able to experience the films.

    “We are really excited to welcome you all with an amazing line up of films from May 17th.”

    New titles to be showcased at showcase venues in England and Scotland include Peter rabbit 2, Punk 2, Hotel Transylvania 4, Jungle cruise, Cruella And Space Jam: a new legacy.

    Barlow continued: “The health of our employees and customers has been and will continue to be our top priority. When we reopened our theaters last year under our Safe Display Program, we were pleased with our feedback on the security measures we implemented.

    “It will be in place again when we reopen our showcase cinema venues to make our guests feel as comfortable as possible.”

    The newly announced scheme will not include branches in Ireland and Wales.

    BFI chief executive Ben Roberts confirmed last month that cinemas across the UK were getting a May date again. “We are considering reopening the dates. In terms of all forecasts, May seems reasonable. Could have been before, could have been later.

    “We know there is a march ahead,” he said.

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