Date published: Fri, 21st February 2020
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Social distancing has been reduced from 2 meters to 1 over the last week which will mean that cinemas across England will be able to fill their screens with more people, with Scotland and Wales following suite.
For independent cinemas this means they will be able to reopen as well as the previous rules would have prevented them from doing so.
In America the rules are decided on a state by state bases, some states have already opened up more than others and there are currently over a thousand theatres open with many Drive-ins enjoying a relatively steady business.
It is thought that most cinemas would be open, again with social distancing by July 16th, but with a recent spike in CORVID-19 cases in many states this may be revised before we get to that date
Most potential blockbusters got delayed from mid March so there is a busy schedule of new releases for the rest of this year and all of next year with Mulan from Disney set to be the first to open on 24th July.
There is still a possibility of more delays though if cinemas are not making the money and pack screens, and if the fear of going out is still too much for some people.
Time will tell but it will be good to see cinemas, and life, getting back to normal if the safety of people allows it.