Kidderminster Reel Cinema. Photo- Geograph

Reel closes its Kidderminster cinema on a permanent basis

KIDDERMINSTER’s only cinema has closed its doors permanently. Reel Cinema has announced it will not be welcoming customers back to its Green Street venue after the coronavirus lockdown, after previously delaying its July reopening. In an announcement to its “valued customers” on Facebook, Reel said: “With a heavy heart we had to take the decision to not reopen Reel cinema Kidderminster and is now permanently closed. “We would like to say a huge thank you to all our customers. we sincerely appreciate your kind support over the years. AD “We…

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Woman alone in cinema. Photo by Karen Zhao/Unsplash

“British cinemas are being left for dead”

If France’s cinemas are packed, why aren’t Britain’s? If anyone was going to do well in a global pandemic, it was always going to be the zombies. Over the last week, 2.1 million South Koreans have gone to the cinema to see Peninsula – Yeon Sang-ho’s long-awaited follow-up to his 2016 action-horror smash Train to Busan, in which the country is ravaged by an undead plague. Peninsula is currently playing on almost 2,000 screens around the country, and has grossed £12.4 million in its first week of release. South Korea’s…

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LG Beamer projector. Photo by Dylan Calluy on Unsplash

How will UK cinemas lure back film goers, as home entertainment beckons?

 Both chains and independents have a fight on their hands, with Britons investing in gadgets like projectors A third of Britons say a cinema trip is the leisure activity they miss most VAT cut could help, but many have a job on their hands to get people back  Newly designed cinema comes with balconies and pods: is it the future?  The future of many cinemas across the country hangs in the balance. Despite the easing of lockdown, ensuing social distancing safety while earning enough revenue to stay afloat, means for…

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