Film followers have been informed to  count on adjustments when Mareel opens its cinema once more later this week.

Jenny Leask, movie programme supervisor, mentioned that whereas she was “absolutely delighted” to be reopening on Friday, there would even be restrictions.

Writing in a weblog, Ms Leask mentioned movies would solely be displaying in cinema one as bodily distancing requirement meant it was not sensible to reopen cinema two. As a consequence, fewer movies will likely be on present, to start with.

Ms Leask additionally mentioned common slots, akin to Screen Horizons – which showcases impartial and world cinema, basic movies and documentaries – is not going to be working, though they’re hoped to return “as soon as possible”.

 “We have also decided not to show big films like Tenet on release as, due to the distribution deal, it would be the only film we could show for two weeks, and we want to cater for as many of you as possible,” she added.

“No new titles have been launched in the summertime, with all of the cinemas closed, however there have been loads of movies we have been scheduled to present earlier than lockdown so we’re now ready to catch up with these.

“I’ve tried to embrace all kinds of movies in our programme, so hopefully there’ll be one thing for everybody.”

Bookings can solely be made on-line till the constructing reopens. The system is ready up to to mechanically block off seats round every reserving, holding the suitable distance between clients.

Customers making group bookings are requested to guarantee all of the individuals in that group are in the identical bubble –  and to ebook tickets at the identical time if they need to sit collectively.

Face coverings should be worn within the cinema aside from when consuming or ingesting. Customers are requested to take their very own garbage with them at the tip of the movie and put it within the bins supplied.

Cinemas will likely be totally cleaned between every screening and hand sanitiser is out there all through the constructing.

“We’ll keep you posted on any new developments, and please rest assured we’re all working hard to make your visit a safe and enjoyable one,” Ms Leask mentioned.

“See you at the cinema.”