On Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a number of businesses in the hospitality sector will be able to reopen. Pubs, restaurants and cinemas will be allowed to reopen from July 4, providing they are ‘COVID-secure’ and can keep customers safe.

Which Odeon cinemas will reopen on July 4?

The government has now stated cinemas will be able to reopen from July 4.

Presently Odeon has not confirmed its cinemas will be reopening on July 4 as of yet.

However, Odeon does state they are planning to reopen cinemas at some point in July.

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The company will be limiting the number of seats for sale for each film, guaranteeing unoccupied seats between parties so social distancing can be adhered to.

To reduce queue times, film start times will also be staggered.

Like many businesses, Odeon will also be using floor markers to keep distance between customers and staff.

Odeon says they recommend people book tickets online for a contactless experience, and tickets will be checked visually.

Odeon cinemas will no longer be accepting cash, but the contactless limit has been increased.

Odeon thank guests for working with them “to keep everyone safe” and ask: “When you arrive at the cinema, please observe social distancing at all times and avoid waiting around in public areas unless in a queue.

“Please wash your hands when appropriate and use our sanitising stations with our compliments.

“Please be at your auditorium in good time for your scheduled start time and have your tickets ready for visual inspection.

“We have strict guidelines for any of our colleagues who may begin to show early symptoms to stay away from the cinema.

“We would welcome all of our guests to do the same and stay home if they feel unwell.”

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