Majestic Cinemas Singleton to open doors again following three-month COVID-19 shutdown

LIGHTS, camera, action.

Majestic Cinemas Singleton will welcome film-goers back to the Ryan Avenue theatre this week.

From Friday, July 3, the complex is set to open its doors again after a three-month shutdown period due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

"It's been a challenging time for all businesses and especially for our regional towns who have experienced drought, bushfires, heavy rain and then COVID-19 in a relatively short period," Majestic Cinemas CEO Kieren Dell said.

"We're grateful to be in a position to resume - and provide entertainment and an escape from the worries of the world for a few hours.

"We can't wait to see the faces of our customers, especially our Movie Club members, as life begins to return to normal."

On the advice and approval of health bodies and government, Majestic Cinemas is implementing a number of changes to keep the movie-going experience a safe one.

Customers will be encouraged to book ahead of time via the website to reduce crowding in foyer spaces.

The maximum number of people per cinema has been limited in line with government policies, groups of customers will be separately seated within the cinemas, and everyone watching a film will be required to provide contact tracing information.

"We've made a number of changes based on the health advice and standards set by our industry bodies," Mr Dell said.

"It is important to us that our customers feel safe while they escape into the world of movies.

"Staggered session times as well as extra cleaning processes, sanitizer stations and social distancing protocols will be put in place when we reopen.

"We also decided to extend the Movie Club memberships of our current members by four months as a thank you for their support and loyalty.

"We've appreciated every comment, message and email we've received across the past couple of months."

The reopening of cinemas comes at a perfect time for families wanting to get the kids out of the house these school holidays and, with a long list of new and classic family films, there'll be something for everyone.

Adults haven't been left out either, with a range of genres returning to the big screen including a documentary about Australian racing car great Peter Brock.

And, for the first week until July 8, all tickets will be available for $9.90 as a special opening deal.

Movie Club Members will be looked after even more with all tickets just $7.50.

"It's going to be a busy time for the cinema industry over the next few months, with major films such as Tenet, Mulan, Top Gun Maverick, No Time to Die, Wonder Woman 1984, Peter Rabbit 2, Black Widow and A Quiet Place 2 all rescheduled to be released from August and over the second half of the year," Mr Dell said.

Tickets for sessions beginning July 3 will go on sale by Tuesday, June 30, via the Majestic Cinemas website.

To learn more about what is coming and the safety changes implemented, head to majesticcinemas.com.au

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