June 24, 2020 12.47 pm This story is over 48 months old

Kinema In The Woods to reopen on July 10

Time to plan a trip to the famous Kinema

By Local Democracy Reporter

The Kinema In The Woods near Woodhall Spa will reopen on July 10.

It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on Tuesday that cinemas could return from July 4 onwards.

The famous building has been open as a cinema since 1922, but was forced into abrupt closure by the coronavirus back in March.

Staff and owners at Kinema In The Woods are now ready to welcome customers back, beginning on Friday, July 10.

A spokesperson for Kinema said: “We have been working closely with the UK Cinema Association who have drawn up guidelines with direction from Public Health England and the UK Government to ensure that cinemas can reopen safely and be COVID-secure.

Hand sanitising pods have been placed around the building. Photo: Kinema In The Woods

“The safety of our staff and customers is of paramount importance and numerous measures have been put in place to ensure this.”

Social distance seating as chairs are taken out. Photo: Kinema In The Woods

These measures include perspex screens at the box office and sales counters, a one way system and the removal of a third of seats from screen one.

A look at the perspex screens put in place. Photo: Kinema In The Woods

Kinema will have limited opening hours and a selection of classic movies running alongside films that were released earlier in the year but couldn’t be aired due to lockdown.