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10th August 2020 2 Minute Read

Update on 16th October 2020

Due to guidance from the NI Executive all cinemas in Northern Ireland will be closed for a period of four weeks, and will reopen when restrictions are lifted. Those who have booked tickets at a particular venue should contact them directly for information on next steps.

Until we meet again.

This page will be updated regularly with reopening details of member venues, community cinemas and arts centres.

Open cinemas

From July 14thMoviehouse Cinemas

From July 24th - Strand Arts Centre

From August 07thQueen’s Film Theatre

Audience blogs

Before shutdown, the cinema sector across NI was booming. With massive hits like Parasite and Fleabag (NT Live) storming the screens, audiences were also enjoying amazing local films like The Dig and Bump Along the Way in towns and cities right across the country. A lot has happened since then, and we understand that audiences may be nervous to return to the cinema so we are here to signpost you to the right information to make your visit as easy as possible.

To help you get a feel for what to expect on your return to your favourite movie palace, we asked some friends of the Hub to visit local cinemas and share their experiences with us:

Local writer Jan Carson visited Strand Arts Centre, Queen’s Film Theatre and Movie House Cityside.

 Arts man about town Andrew Moore took in an old favourite at Strand Arts Centre

We'll have more blogs and videos coming soon.

We encourage everyone to share their cinematic experiences via social media using #BackToCinemaNI and we’ll share out.
See what others are sharing on Instagram, Facebook and  Twitter.

Audience and staff safety remains paramount in all our member venues, so we strongly encourage you to read the safety notices on each venues own website before your visit to see their own safety precautions:

Queen’s Film Theatre
Strand Arts Centre
Moviehouse Cinemas

Thanks to Northern Ireland Screen for continued support.