News - July 9, 2020

Odeon scales back re-opening of cinemas
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Odeon scales back re-opening of cinemas

Odeon has scaled back its plan to re-open cinemas. 

The chain re-opened 10 of its sites on Saturday (July 4th) and it had briefed that it planned to re-open 88 venues incrementally before the end of July. 

Now, in a report briefed to Deadline, a spokesperson has confirmed that plans have been scaled back and only 10 further sites will re-open across the rest of July. None of those sites will be in central London. 

Speaking to Deadline, the spokesperson said: "Our next phase of re-openings will continue to take place from this Friday. However, in light of changes in the timing of this summer’s big blockbusters, the reopening dates scheduled for our cinemas across July will now be phased over July and August."

They continued: "We are pleased to be welcoming guests back through our doors, and we continue to receive positive feedback from cinemagoers on their experience and the additional safety measures we have put in place."

Odeon joins Vue and Cineworld in scaling back plans. Both Vue and Cineworld will now re-open on July 31st. 


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