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Odeon issues important update about future of Canterbury cinema

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Original article from Kent Live

Locals were disappointed to still see the Odeon cinema in Canterbury closed this week.

The government's latest easing of Coronavirus restrictions came into place on Monday May 17.

From that date, indoor hospitality, including cinemas, could once again welcome customers back.

However, as cinemas across the county whirred into action, the popular Odeon in Canterbury remained closed.

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The cinema chain has now issued a statement to worried customers confirming that the branch was not shut for good.

An Odeon spokesperson said: "There are a very small number of cinemas which we have not yet reopened, and this includes ODEON Canterbury.

"We will keep this under review and look forward to reopening here as soon as we are able.”

Film fanatics in the cinema have instead had to visit the Cruzon cinema on Westgate Hall Road.

Cruzon is currently showing films including Peter Rabbit 2, Nomadland and Sound of Metal.

Customers can also watch Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet, which was partly filmed in Kent.

Ammonite stars Kate Winslet and is partly shot in Kent

Cinemas in the UK opened for business for the first time in 2021 on Monday as the government continues to meet its plan to steer the country back to normality.

Despite keeping its Canterbury branch closed, Odeon had opened 105 venues earlier this week.

Canterbury is one of only four sites that remain closed.

The others are Banbury, Oxford Magdalen Street and Worcester.

The chain have reopened with staggered film times at venues in order to reduce queues and a cash-free policy.

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