The chief executive of Vue has announced that UK cinemas could reopen by mid-July and is hopeful they can open in time for the release of Nolan’s new film, Tenet, on 17 July.
Tim Richards told the BBC, “What we are trying to do is work with the Government to demonstrate that we are not like sporting fixtures or music concerts.
“We can actually control how many people go into our cinema at any given time. We have the ability to schedule our films separately and we have the ability to control entrances and exits for customers.
“We have operating systems in place today which allow social distancing and cocooning within the cinema for couples, individuals or families who want to watch a movie.”
He added, that the cinema chain are prepared for “every possible eventuality, ranging from social distancing to restricted access.”
Richards is expecting there will be “demand like we’ve never seen before” as the new releases include, James Bond No Time To Die, Minions, Mulan and Tenet.
Richards said, “We are not seeing any change, in fact we are seeing the opposite.
“We are seeing an incredible amount of support from all the studios. They want their movies released on big screens and our customers want to see those movies on big screens.”