UPDATED: UK cinemas – a list of which ones have reopened their doors

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There’s still some uncertainty as to which cinemas in the UK are open and which aren’t: here’s our list of all the ones we know of whose doors are open.

It was all the way back in March when UK cinemas shut their doors in response to the spread coronavirus. Since then, major summer releases and smaller films alike have delayed their cinema runs or simply headed straight for video on demand or streaming services. As we enter August though, the picture is beginning to look cautiously optimistic as more and more cinemas are reopening. We’ve compiled a list below of cinemas that have confirmed that they are currently open for business. If you are a cinema reopening and want us to add you to this list, please let us know here. With the UK’s staggered entrance out of lockdown, Wales and Scotland are slightly behind openings in England and Northern Ireland, although some Scottish independent cinemas are slating dates later in August or September to reopen. Multiplexes though, are already open in some of these areas.

Independent Cinemas

Whilst many UK independent cinemas are yet to reopen, there are lots that have already opened their doors.

The North:

Brewery Arts, Kendal

Zeffirellis, Ambleside

Abbeygate, Bury St Edmunds

Alhambra, Keswick and Penrith

Bijou, Merseyside

Ducie Street Warehouse, Manchester

Storyhouse, Chester

Regent Cinema, Blackpool

Loewen, Mablethorpe

Cinemac, Macclesfield

Hambleton Forum, Northallerton

Harbour Lights, Southampton

Harlequin, Redhill

Hertford Theatre, Hertford

Jam Jar Cinema, Whitley Bay

Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St. Anne’s

Meridian Parkway, Cleethorpes

Parkway Cinema, Beverly

Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool

Plaza, Liverpool

Storyhouse, Chester


The South:

Rex Cinema, Berkhamstead

Astoria Reel, Chippenham

Beehive Honiton, Honiton

Alexandra Cinema, Newton Abbot

Ashford Picturehouse, Ashford

Atrium, East Grinstead

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

Bellingham Film Palace, London

Bromley Picturehouse, Bromley

Curzon Bloomsbury, Canterbury, Mayfair, Richmond

Dorking Halls, Dorking

Genesis, London

Scott Cinema, Bridgwater

Scott Cinema, Barnstaple

Savoy Cinema, Exmouth

Ritz Cinema, Burnham on Sea

Radway Cinema, Sidmouth

Odyssey, St Albans

Orpheus, Bristol

Capitol, Horsham

Carlton Cinema, Westgate

Central Cinema, Fakenham

Century Cinema, Clacton

Chequer Mead Theatre, East Grinstead

Clapham Picturehouse, Clapham

Commodore, Ryde

Crouch End Picturehouse, London

Curzon, Clevedon

Curzon, Bloomsbury

Curzon, Cantebury

Curzon, Mayfair, London

Curzon Richmond, London

Dome, Worthing

Dorking halls, Dorking

Duke of York’s, Brighton

Dukes at Komedia, Brighton

East Dulwich Picturehouse. London

Electric Picture House. Wotton

Elgiva, Chesham

Exeter Picturehouse, Exeter

Garden City Cinema, Welwyn

Gate Notting Hill, London
Genesis, Mile End
Greenwich Picturehouse, West End
Hackney Picturehouse, London

McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater

Palace Cinema, Gorleston
Palace Theatre, Watford

Picturehouse, Uckfield

Picturehouse, Central London
Picturehouse, Fulham Road London

Plaza, Dorchester

Plaza, Truro

Premiere Cinema, Romford

Rhodes Art Complex, Bishop’s Storford

Rio Cinema, Burnham on Crouch

Ritz, Burnham

Ritzy Cinema, Brixton

Scott Cinema Orpheus, Bristol
Scott Cinema Radway, Sidmouth
Scott Cinema Savoy, Exmouth
Scott Cinemas Barnstaple, Barnstaple
Scott Cinemas Bridgwater, Bridgwater

Stag Cinema, Sevenoaks, London

White River Cinema, St Austell

Westway, Frome

Westlands, Yeovil

Wells Film Centre, Wells

Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford


The Midlands:

Bonington Theatre, Nottingham

Cinema de Lux, Coventry

Kinema In The Woods, Woodhall Spa

Stafford Cinema, Stafford

Red Carpet Cinema, Barton-under-Needwood

CineBowl, Uttoxeter

Loewen, Mablethorpe

Malvern Theatre, Malvern

Palce, Felixstowe

Regal, Redruth

Regal, Wadebridge

Stafford Cinema, Stafford

The Arc Cinema, Hucknall


East Anglia:

Arc Cinema, Great Yarmouth

East Coast Cinema, Lowestoft

Film Theatre, Leiston

Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge

Palace Cinema, Gorleston-on-Sea

Palace Cinema, Felixstowe

Aldeburgh Cinema, Aldeburgh

Cinema City, Norwich

East Coast Cinema. Lowestoft

Leatherhead Theatre, Leatherhead

Leiston Film Theatre, Leiston

Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay

Little Theatre, Bath

Mejestinc, Ling’s Lynn

Princess, Hunstanton

Regal, Stowmarket



Northern Ireland:

Omniplex Belfast Kennedy Centre

Omniplex Belfast Dundonald

Omniplex Antrim, Antrim
Omniplex Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus
Omniplex Craigavon, Craigavon
Omniplex Derry, Derry
Omniplex Downpatrick, Downpatrick
Omniplex Dundonald, Dundonald
Omniplex Lisburn, Lisburn
Omniplex Newry, Newry
Omniplex Omagh, Omagh

Brunswick Moviebowl, Derry

IMC Ballymena, Ballymena

Moviehouse, City Side, Belfast

Movie House, Coleraine

Movie House, Maghera

Ritz Multiplex, Cookstown

Strand, Belfast



Aros, Portree

Chalmers Filmhouse, Arbroath

Kino Cinema, Glenrothes

Kino Cinema, Leven

Lonsdale, Annan

Movie House, Glengormley

Premier Cinema, Saltcoats


Isle of Man:

Broadway, Douglas

Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin

Palace, Douglas



Regent, Newtown


Multiplex Cinemas

Cineworld Cinemas:

Aldershot, Ashford, Ashton Under Lyne, Basildon, Bedford, Bexleyheath, Birmingham NEC, Boldon Tyne & Wear, Bolton, Bracknell, Bradford, Braintree, Brighton, Burton, Bury St Edmunds, Castleford, Cheltenham, Chesterfield, Chichester, Crawley, Dalton Park, Didcot, Didsbury, Dover, Ely, Enfield, Feltham, Gloucester Quay, Greenwich at the O2, Harlow HC, Harlow QG, Haverhill, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, Hinckley, Hull, Huntingdon, Ilford, Ipswich, Isle of Wight, Leeds, Leicester Square, Leigh, Loughborough, Luton, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Plymouth, Poole, Rochester, Rugby, Rushden, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Solihull, South Ruislip, Speke, St Helens, St Neots ,Stevenage, Stoke, Swindon Regent Circus, Swindon Shaw Ridge, Telford, Wakefield, Wandsworth, Warrington, Watford, Weston Super Mare, Weymouth, Whiteley, Witney, Wolverhampton, Wood Green, Yate, Yeovil, York

Empire Cinemas:

Empire Birmingham Great Park

Everyman Cinemas:

Bristol, Reigate, Crystal Palace, Maida Vale, Esher, Barnet, Hampstead, Chelmsford, Gerrards Cross, Oxted, Chelsea, Stratford Upon Avon, Horsham, Kings Cross, Harrogate, Leeds, Winchester

Odeon Cinemas: (Odeon’s cinemas below are staggering openings over the next few days but all are accepting bookings)

Bournemouth, Bromborough, Chatham, Durham, Epsom, Glasgow Quay, Islington, Lee Valley, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool Switch Island, Manchester Trafford Centre, Milton Keynes Stadium, Northwich Barons Quay, Norwich, Silverlink, Stafford, Tamworth, Telford, Tunbridge Wells, Warrington

Reel Cinemas:

Rochdale, Burnley, Chorley, Chippenham, Widnes, Borhamwood, Fareham

Showcase Cinemas:

Bluewater, Bristol, Coventry, Derby, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, NottinghamPaisley, Peterborough, Reading, Southampton, Teeside, Avonmeads, Cardiff, Derby Foresters Park, Dudley, Manchester, Newham, Walsall

Vue Cinemas:

Vue is currently planning to open on August 8th.

We’ll be keeping this list updated.

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