SHOWCASE Cinema in Dudley is set to reopen to film fans on Friday, July 10 with a raft of social distancing measures in place.

The reopening comes after the government gave cinemas the green light to emerge from lockdown next month.

Visitors to the Castle Gate cinema can expect safety measures including limited capacity in every cinema screen to maintain social distancing; staggered film start times and movie goers are encouraged to wear face coverings.

Hand sanitising stations have been placed throughout the cinema and after each film screening staff will use anti-viral fogging machines to clean the seats.

Perspex shields have been installed at till points and food and drink must be ordered in advance and picked up from a collection point.

Each auditorium will also have an air purifying system installed to kill airborne viruses.

Showcase Cinemas, UK General Manager Mark Barlow said: “We are all really excited about welcoming film fans back to Showcase Cinemas.

“We’ve been busy preparing for our re-opening by making all our sites as Showcase Safe as possible for the comfort of both staff and guests, which has always been our top priority. We encourage all our guests to use the hand sanitiser available, regularly wash their hands, wear a face covering and practice social distancing when inside the cinema.

“There are some fantastic films to be released in 2020 and we can’t wait to see people enjoying movies back on the big screen. We’ve also brought some classic hits and recent favourites back to remind everyone just how great it is to see them in the cinema.”