AMC's United Kingdom arm Odeon Cinemas and premium cinema group Everyman Media EMANE.L have said they plan to reopen from July 4, as Britain eases more of its restrictions. In a statement, the company attributed the move to shifts for release date to Christopher Nolan's Tenet (now due 12 August) and Disney's Mulan (now due 21 August).
A spokesperson for the cinema said: "Upcoming reopenings remain subject to final clarifications and confirmation in relation to various government Covid-19 restrictions".
Meanwhile, Odeon at Stadium MK is pressing ahead with plans to re-open this Saturday July 4th.
The company had previously expected to start reopening theatres, which include Regal Cinemas, on 10 July, but a number of important markets, such as Los Angeles and NY, have not yet given the go-ahead.
But bosses at the company - which has three cinemas across the county in Rochester, Ashford and Dover - have now said it will open at the end of July.
A cinema giant which has chains across Kent has delayed its reopening date.
However, some key U.S. territories, such New York City and Los Angeles, are yet to pass legislation permitting such a reopening, and other states have again shuttered businesses over the past few days following fears accelerated reopenings have led to an increase in infections.
Cineworld expects its cinemas to fill up to half capacity when they reopen.