Film lovers will have more than 450 films to choose from when cinemas reopen

More than 450 films will be available to cinemas when they reopen to help them entice audiences back after lockdown.

The treasure trove of blockbusters has been put together by the Film Disttributors’ Association (FDA) to help cinemas return with a bang.

The collection, compiled in Relaunching Cinema: Content For Recovery, has been split into 25 categories and features comedy, documentary, musical, horror, romance and science-fiction features.

The films, including Back To The Future (pictured)  have been collated by the Film Distributors' Association (FDA) in a document entitled Relaunching Cinema: Content for Recovery

The films, including Back To The Future (pictured)  have been collated by the Film Distributors' Association (FDA) in a document entitled Relaunching Cinema: Content for Recovery

The films, including Back To The Future (pictured)  have been collated by the Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) in a document entitled Relaunching Cinema: Content for Recovery

The collection has been split into 25 categories and features comedy, documentary, musical, horror, romance and science-fiction (pictured, the The Matrix) features

The collection has been split into 25 categories and features comedy, documentary, musical, horror, romance and science-fiction (pictured, the The Matrix) features

The collection has been split into 25 categories and features comedy, documentary, musical, horror, romance and science-fiction (pictured, the The Matrix) features

The list also includes all in the films in these blockbuster series: Harry Potter (pictured), Fast and Furious, Dark Knight, Matrix, Hunger Games and Twilight

The list also includes all in the films in these blockbuster series: Harry Potter (pictured), Fast and Furious, Dark Knight, Matrix, Hunger Games and Twilight

The list also includes all in the films in these blockbuster series: Harry Potter (pictured), Fast and Furious, Dark Knight, Matrix, Hunger Games and Twilight

The list of titles, including The Hunger Games (pictured) is part of the first stage of cross-industry body Cinema First's coronavirus recovery strategy

The list of titles, including The Hunger Games (pictured) is part of the first stage of cross-industry body Cinema First's coronavirus recovery strategy

The list of titles, including The Hunger Games (pictured) is part of the first stage of cross-industry body Cinema First’s coronavirus recovery strategy

Some of the 450 films to watch in cinemas when they reopen:

  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Casablanca
  • Breakfast At Tiffany’s
  • His Girl Friday
  • Singin’ In The Rain
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Third Man
  • 1917
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Gravity
  • La La Land
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • Roman Holiday
  • The Wizard Of Oz
  • Aquaman
  • Bad Boys For Life
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Do The Right Thing
  • The Fast & Furious films
  • Jumanji installments
  • Moonlight
  • 28 Days Later
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • Dunkirk
  • The Italian Job
  • Four Weddings And A Funeral
  • Paddington
  • Rocketman
  • Apollo 13
  • The Dark Knight trilogy
  • The Harry Potters
  • The Hunger Games
  • Conjuring
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Anchorman
  • Bridesmaids
  • The Hangover films
  • Knives Out
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Despicable Me
  • Peter Rabbit
  • The Princess Bride
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Parasite
  • Onward
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They include all in the films in these blockbuster series: Harry Potter, Fast and Furious, Dark Knight, Matrix, Hunger Games, Twilight and Back To The Future.

There will also be recently released hits such as Military Wives, Trolls: World Tour, Misbehaviour, Calm With Horses, Sonic The Hedgehog, Onward and Emma.

And for those pining for a classic, The Wizard Of Oz, Casablanca, Lawrence Of Arabia and The Sound Of Music will be available.

The list of titles is part of the first stage of cross-industry body Cinema First’s coronavirus recovery strategy.

Andy Leyshon, chief executive of the FDA, said: ‘This amazing collection of content represents all that’s great about cinema and should enthral and delight film lovers the length and breadth of the land.’

Many cinemas around the UK are expected to reopen next month after shutting their doors in March.

Cineworld confirmed its plans to reopen its branches across England as early as July 10.

The chain said the reopening date depended upon government guidelines, but they were working towards resuming service next month.

Dozens of blockbusters, such as James Bond in No Time To Die and Tom Cruise’s Top Gun sequel have been delayed because of the Covid-19 shut down.

The firm confirmed new socially distancing seating restrictions will be used, along with freely available hand sanitiser.

This will reduce the capacity of each Cineworld cinema by around 50 per cent.

To further reduce congestion, movie start times will be staggered to prevent the build up of too many patrons in the foyer at the one time.

To reduce the interaction between staff and members of the public, E-Tickets will be available to book in advance.

Despite the social distancing guidelines, the company’s computer system will allow friends and families to sit together. 

Staff serving food and drinks will be protected behind plastic screens and customers will be asked to use contactless payments. 

Rival chain Vue Cinemas is aiming to reopen on July 4 with enhanced cleaning and employee-protection measures.

Protocols will include ‘staggering film times to maintain social distancing and operate responsibly’, along with ‘physically isolating family groups through our online booking systems’. 

Cinema goers will be able to head to the movies next month after Cineworld announced it was reopening its sites in England on July 10 (file photo)

Cinema goers will be able to head to the movies next month after Cineworld announced it was reopening its sites in England on July 10 (file photo)

Cinema goers will be able to head to the movies next month after Cineworld announced it was reopening its sites in England on July 10 (file photo)

The firm will introduce new socially distanced seating which will reduce capacity in venues by around 50 per cent. Movie start times will also be staggered to reduce congestion in the foyer

The firm will introduce new socially distanced seating which will reduce capacity in venues by around 50 per cent. Movie start times will also be staggered to reduce congestion in the foyer

The firm will introduce new socially distanced seating which will reduce capacity in venues by around 50 per cent. Movie start times will also be staggered to reduce congestion in the foyer

Odeon Cinemas has not announced an official reopening date, but Deadline reported the chain confirmed it is aiming to reopen in ‘early July’.

Showcase Cinemas confirmed it was ‘working towards’ a July 4 opening. 

Cineworld has 128 sites in the UK and Ireland, although only those in England are scheduled to reopen next month. 

The company said it was training its staff to deal with the new Covid-19 guidelines and PPE will be issued to employees where necessary.  

List of Cineworld Cinemas reopening on July 10 
Aldershot Ashford Ashton-under-Lyne
Basildon Birming Broad St Birmingham NEC
Boldon Tyne and Wear Bolton Bracknell
Braintree Bristol Broughton
Burton upon Trent Bury St Edmunds Castleford
Cheltenham Chesterfield Chichester
Crawley Dalton Park Didcot
Didsbury Dover Eastbourne
Ely Gloucester Quays Harlow – Harvey Centre
Haverhill Hemel Hempstead High Wycombe
Hinkley Hull Leeds
Leigh London Bexleyheath London Enfield
London Ilford London South Ruislip London Wandsworth
London West India Quay London Leicester Square Huntington
Ipswich Isle of Wight Harlow – Queensgate
London Feltham London The O2 Greewich London Wandsworth
London Wembley London Wood Green Loughborough
Luton Middlesbrough Milton Keynes
Newcastle upon Tyne Northampton Nottingham
Plymouth Poole Rochester
Rugby Runcorn Rushden Lakes
Sheffield Shrewsbury Solihull
Speke St Helens St Neots
Stevenage Stoke-on-Trent Swindon Regent’s Circus
Swindon – Shar Ridge Telford Wakefield
Warrington Watford Weston-super-Mare
Weymouth Whitely Witney
Wolverhampton Yate Yeovill
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