We’ve Missed You!
Following the recent announcement from the Government on the roadmap for easing of the lockdown, a notional date of 17th May has now been set for the re-opening of cinemas in England. Current guidance is that some social distancing measures will remain in place, with capacity potentially being limited to 50%.
Our intention is to aim towards a re-open date as close to the 17th May as possible, and we eagerly await confirmation on the operating restrictions over the coming weeks. Unfortunately whilst our beloved building has remained closed for almost a year, we have suffered an added complication of significant flood damage. A drying process is underway and we are assessing the extent of the water damage and subsequent repairs needed.
We will share further updates and confirmation of our re-opening date as soon as we are in a position to do so. In the meantime the majority of the team at Tyneside Cinema will remain on furlough, so if you would like to get us in touch with us we will respond as soon as possible.
Take care and stay safe.
03 December 2020
It is with a heavy heart that we must inform our valued audiences that we have taken the difficult decision to remain closed for the remainder of 2020.
Despite all of the effort and hard work we have done to our beloved building to ensure the cinema is safe for our customers and our team, Tier 3 rules mean we have been prevented from re-opening as we had hoped.
With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the next review of the tier system, and government choices around how cultural institutions may operate beyond 16th December, opening before Christmas is no longer a viable option for us.
The arts and culture and hospitality industries UK wide have been severely impacted by the ongoing Coronavirus. It has continued to pose challenges around our detailed planning in relation to the film programme, our sourcing and stock levels for our cafes and bars, and our ability to operate at a reduced capacity that conforms with social distancing best practice.
We will return in 2021 and we eagerly await the re-opening of our doors and the opportunity to welcome everyone back. We will continue to publish updates on our website to keep you updated. In the meantime we wish you a peaceful Christmas and a very very Happy New Year.
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