09 Aug 2022

Seminal moment for cinema lovers as Longford Omniplex reveals reopening date

Seminal moment for cinema lovers as Longford Omniplex reveals reopening date

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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