Following the successful reopening of 10 sites across the UK, Stroud's Vue cinema has announced when it will reopen its doors to the public.

The cinema closed in March due to the pandemic but is now preparing to reopen for the first time in more than four months.

The ultimate big screen experience will be relaunched for film-lovers on Wednesday August 26, just in time for one of this year’s most hotly anticipated blockbusters, Tenet.

Tickets are on sale now for Christopher Nolan’s latest sci-fi action spectacle.

The film stars John David Washington as the director’s new Protagonist.

Alongside Washington are the likes of Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Martin Donovan, Fiona Dourif, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Himesh Patel, Clémence Poésy, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, with Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.

Armed with only one word - Tenet - and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

Vue is also bringing a number of fan-favourite films back to the big screen, with tickets on sale soon. Those interested in Family Treasures can look forward to the Harry Potter series; fan favourite’s such as La La Land.

Cinematic Classics like Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, will also be showing back on the big screen.

New safety guidelines will be in place.

Vue has focused on five key areas to ensure customers can enjoy the cinema as safely as possible:

• Online booking is encouraged to make visits as contactless as possible. Tickets can be accessed on smartphones and will be scanned before entering the screen, allowing you to skip the queue.

• Enhanced cleaning protocols and employee PPE are in place. This includes disinfecting every screen between each screening and hand sanitiser stations available throughout venues. Staff will be equipped with PPE to protect themselves and customers.

• Physical distancing meeting government guidelines has been built into the booking system so that customers in one booking are automatically seated apart from others.

• Reduced touch points at venues through foyers and into screens. Contactless payments up to the value of £45 and Apple Pay and Google Pay will be accepted and encouraged at till points.

• Staggered film times will be implemented to maintain physical distancing and reduce the number of people at any one time in foyers and corridors.

Sue Cobb, general manager at Vue Stroud, said: “We’re really pleased to be preparing to reopen our cinema once again and we look forward to welcoming film fans back soon.

“We’ve been working hard to ensure our site here in Stroud meets safety protocols in line with the latest government guidance.”

All safety measures will also be clearly signposted at the entrances and throughout the building, and will be in line with government and public health guidance. Customers will be required to wear a face covering during their visit, although this can be removed to consume food and drink. Customers will also be required to take part in the Test & Trace initiative to help keep themselves and others safe.

Vue’s team will also have two full days of extensive training ahead of reopening on these protocols. On hand will be the newly established safety team ready to welcome customers back in, explain the new procedures and answer any questions.

Sue added: “We want film-lovers in Stroud and surrounding areas to know that the quality of our viewing experience remains unchanged and customers will continue to enjoy the best audio and picture quality in big screen entertainment, especially with the upcoming release of hotly anticipated titles such as Tenet. We hope film-fans are excited as us at the return of the big screen where films like this are supposed to be seen.”

Vue will be screening films at Stroud from Wednesday, August 26.

Tickets are available now at

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