Cineworld ignores Freedom Day and keeps social distancing in place in Milton Keynes

Seats will be blocked to keep audiences apart

By Sally Murrer
Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 1:05 pm

Cineworld has confirmed it will still be seating people at a safe social distance at its Milton Keynes cinema, despite the easing of Covid restrictions.

The chain will also be keeping hand sanitiser stations, deep cleaning, plastic till screens and more.

Their announcement comes as competing cinema chains removed all social distancing measures following ‘Freedom Day’ on July 19th.

Guests have reacted positively, with the Cineworld's Twitter and Facebook pages flooding with thanks and appreciation for continued focus on the safety.

One user said: “Brilliant news, a big well done and thank you for doing the right thing.” Another added “with so many praising ‘Freedom Day’ it’s nice to see a company still taking precautions.”

With a heatwave sending temperatures soaring, Cineworld is also reminding customers that the cinema is the best place to chill, with air conditioning and an array of upcoming releases including M. Night Shyamalan’s Old, The Suicide Squad and Disney’s Jungle Cruise.