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They're Back! | My Return To The Cinema... Again

Normally when I watch a movie (either on the big or small screen) I write a review, share my thoughts on that movie with whoever wants to read it. But given the turmoil of the last year and a half, something which forced cinemas around the world to close their doors, permanently in some cases, it seemed more appropriate to write something about the experience. After seven months of no cinema, the place never looked so good! The first thing that hit me - apart from the excitement of finally going back to the big screen - was the smell. As I walked in the door of my local Cineworld it was there; the delicious smell of warm popcorn. Even through the mask it was delightfully strong. It was something I hadn't realised I missed, but it felt like a warm welcome. The feeling of being back in one of those seats, popcorn in hand, was fantastic. For once the adverts seemed to fly by, giving way to the trailers. I was so pleased to be back that even the new Conjuring movie looked good (I am no

Cineworld To Temporarily Close

Cineworld is set to close all 128 of its cinemas in the UK - not to mention those in other countries - from Thursday 8th October. This all comes in the wake of yet another delay of the release of 'No Time To Die'; Daniel Craig's final outing as James Bond. On Sunday Cineworld stated through social media that they were "considering the temporary closure" of their UK and US cinemas: We can confirm we are considering the temporary closure of our U.K. and US cinemas, but a final decision has not yet been reached. Once a decision has been made we will update all staff and customers as soon as we can. — Cineworld Cinemas (@cineworld) October 4, 2020 However it has now been confirmed that Cineworld will indeed close its doors for an unknown period of time, stating "Cineworld will continue to monitor the situation closely and will communicate any future plans to resume operations in these markets at the appropriate time". This is nothing short of a tragedy, not