Shepherd's Bush shopping centre one of ten venues reopening nationally
Vue cinema Westfield. Picture: Google
A limited reopening is taking place at the Vue Cinema in the Westfield Shopping Centre this week.
From Friday, 7 August a limited number of screens will be back in operation and there will be reduced ticket prices of just £6.99 per person.
The other cinema in Shepherd’s Bush at the W12 Shopping Centre is not due to reopen just yet.
Vue says their methodology for reopening has already been tested in other countries such as Germany and its safety protocols have been described as ‘exemplary’.
They encourage you to book online in advance and aim to make the visit as contactless as possible.
Film start and end times have been staggered to maintain physical distancing and reduce the number of people at any one time in our foyer and corridors.
The films being shown include a number of older releases such as Batman Begins as well as Interstellar and more recent movies like 1917. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is being shown to mark the 40th anniversary of its release.
Physical distanced seating meeting government guidelines has been built into the booking system so that you and those in your booking are automatically seated apart from others
Anyone attending a film screening is required to provide the name and contact information of the lead guest in their party for the purposes of the NHS Track & Trace initiative.
Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the cinema for both customers and staff members and staff will wear PPE.
Enhanced cleaning measures will be implemented including disinfecting every screen, including every arm rest, between each screening, with additional cleaning time made available for this.
August 3, 2020