Seminal moment for cinema lovers as Longford Omniplex reveals reopening date
Omniplex Cinemas have announced a phased re-opening plan for cinemas in the Republic of Ireland as follows:
June 7 - Arklow, Cork, Dundalk, Galway, Limerick, Rathmines, Sligo, Tralee, Wexford
June 11 - Carlow, Balbriggan, Drogheda, Monaghan, Roscommon, Waterford
June 18 - Shannon, Longford
July - Killarney (new cinema)
September - Nenagh (following major renovations)
Omniplex will continue with safety measures introduced last year including.
In-Cinema Seat Separation – 2 metre bubble around each cinema booking. Families and friends may sit beside each other up to a maximum of 5 guests.
Online Ticketing and Shop – tickets may be purchased online and pre-ordering of cinema treats online, for collection, is encouraged.
Limited capacity – maximum of 50 per screen, with social distancing also in place in foyers and toilets.
Enhanced cleaning regimes – including screen protection at all customer touchpoints. Sanitisation stations in foyers
Reduced showtimes – only one movie will start and end at a time to facilitate social distancing and extra cleaning.
Mark Anderson, Director of Omniplex Cinemas commented, “The re-opening of cinemas in Ireland, after nearly 6 months closed, is a seminal moment for cinema lovers. We’re delighted to start re-opening our doors next week with a selection of brand-new movies. In order to enjoy a safe cinema going experience we will continue with measures introduced last year like online ticketing, reduced auditorium capacity and self-scanning of tickets.”
Ireland is the highest cinema attending nation in Europe and at a time when escapism is needed, Omniplex hopes that cinemas can fill that need.
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