Bedford Cineworld to open in May as lockdown eases

Moviegoers haven't got long to wait until they're chomping on popcorn, hot dogs and nachos again

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 11:20 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 11:22 am

Cineworld has confirmed its plan to reopen 127 UK cinemas in May - and Bedford is one of them.

The company closed 127 Cineworld and Picturehouse cinemas in the UK - and 536 Regal sites in the US - in October, but now plans to reopen in line with government guidelines.

Alongside this, a deal has been struck with Warner Bros that gives the cinema chain exclusive rights to show films over streaming services.

Bedford Cineworld

This will mean that Cineworld will be able to show Warner Bros’ films exclusively in its cinemas 31 days prior to them being made available on premium video on demand platforms for streaming at home.