As the lockdown restrictions begin to ease here in the UK, business are beginning to reopen their doors to the public once again. But what about cinemas? Many of us are dying to get back to our local cinemas as soon as we can as they provide a much needed escape from everything that’s happening in the world right now. So when can we expect them to reopen?
After nearly three months of business after having to close due to the coronavirus, the cinema giant Cineworld closes its doors across all theatres once again from Friday October 9th. This will take immediate affect to all chains across the UK, Ireland and the US.
So as well all know by now, Cinemas across the nation have reopened their doors to the public and we are once again experiencing the joys that a day out to our local cinema brings us. One of these cinema chains adapting to the new COVID restrictions is, of course, the one and only Cineworld. When they announced their reopening I was one of the first to enter its doors (just because I was missing the cinema so much) and see for myself how different everything was going to be because of the current situations.
The COVID-19 disease has caused crises amongst nations across the world. These have left devastating effects on countries and all sectors and industries have and some sort of impact from the coronavirus. However, since the restrictions on daily life in the United Kingdom has increased and become tighter we believe that it the time is now to explain where we stand in this current situation.
On the 23rd March the UK Prime Minister, Borris Johnson, declared to the nation at 8:30PM that the government will be increasing the restrictions to daily life due to the constant spread of the coronavirus as an attempt to delay which ultimately ended up as a lockdown. From this moment on for the next 3 weeks at the most, all UK citizens are only allowed to leave their homes to either shop for essential supplies such as food and medicine, exercise but only once a day and also to travel to and from work if their job is categorised as being a key worker. All of these restrictions also follow the new stricter social distancing rules meaning that you must only trave outside your home with 1 member from your household and keep a safe distance between anyone else you may encounter.
Upon these new rules, the government has also granted the police force extra powers to enforce these restrictions more appropriately. By Thursday, anyone who is seen outside of their home without proper reasoning, they will be punished by a fine. Additionally, any gatherings seen with more than 2 people will be broken up immediately.
As we are a UK based organization, we think its only fair to explain where we currently stand in this current global crisis along with what we may do differently to help the needs of everyone in lockdown. Our normal posting schedule will remain the same. However, our article type and content may vary from time to time now because of the lockdown.
For example, movie reviews will most likely start to slow down due to cinemas nationwide being closed and studios stopping production and content such as our original top ten lists to show our favourite titles to watch whilst you have some time off, movie theories and other types of content we wish to bring out during the next few weeks. We aim to make our content from now more engaging and entertaining which will draw your attention in more and act as an escape to the crisis right around the corner.
We thank you for your support for these hard times and we wish you all are safe and healthy during this period. Please, to safe lives and protect our fantastic NHS, stay at home and follow these guidelines set out by the government.
-The Cinema Lounge Team
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