According to a report by Variety magazine, “UK cinemas would resume by early July, with the 60-page document, titled Our Plan to rebuild setting out that cinemas are part of a “high-risk” group of businesses that will be the last to reopen alongside. Previously, exhibitors and industry organizations such as the U.K. Cinema Association (UKCA), which represents more than 90% of the U.K.’s cinema operators were proposing a late June reopening date to the government.”
Two big movies have already lined up, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and Disney’s Mulan, set to release for as early as July. Then, Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman 1984 in August.
The American film industry is hoping for recovery as theatres resume cross the world. “The dependence of Hollywood on the US has gone down in recent years,” about 60% of Hollywood box office comes from international territories. “They have some major release windows in a year, around peak summer in April, then August and around Christmas in December,” said Mohan Umrotkar, CEO, Carnival Cinemas.
The cinemas seating arrange is like restaurants, allowed only 25% of their listed capacity and showing older films at nominal prices. Likewise, Italy will resume cinemas from 15 June with capacity limited to 200 people per room. The people entering the cinema hall will have to wear masks and maintain social distancing and people who wish to go for cinemas can book their tickets online. Countries like Greece, Hong Kong, and Denmark have also allowed cinemas to reopen.