Cineworld has confirmed that the re-opening of it’s Isle of Wight cinema has been pushed back to 31st July.
It was previously announced that the cinema would be re-opening on 10th July, but the release of a number of films has been delayed meaning it would be almost pointless for the cinema to welcome visitors at this time.
Staff have been informed of the decision.
When the complex at Furlongs does re-open there will be social distancing measures throughout and all toilets will be stocked with anti-bacterial hand soap. There will also be a number of hand sanitisation stations for customers and employees. An enhanced cleaning programme will be implemented to clean and sanitise the high touchpoints within the cinema.
One of the biggest changes will be the lack of a physical ticket. Tickets will be available to book in advance online and via the Cineworld app. Confirmation emails will be used as tickets.
The capacity of each screen is expected to be reduced with a new seating plan to ensure a safe distance between customers, whilst allowing family members to sit together. In addition, film start and end times will be staggered to reduce the number of customers crossing paths and to prevent a buildup of crowds in the foyer.
Protective screens will be implemented at concessions and all still will accept contactless payments.