After a year’s delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Omniplex Killarney in Kerry, Ireland is officially open for business. “The reopening of cinemas in Ireland is a seminal moment for cinema lovers,” said Mark Anderson, director of Omniplex Cinemas.
Construction began in September 2019 and Anderson planned to have the theatre finished in time for the planned July 2020 release of Top Gun: Maverick.
Now, jokes Anderson, “At least we didn't miss Top Gun: Maverick.” The movie is now scheduled to open in November.
Omniplex Killarney has a Maxx D’Luxx screen, all-laser projection, sofa beds, and large fully electric recliner seats – which include a two-meter gap for social distancing purposes.
“We’re delighted to start reopening our doors with a selection of brand-new movies,” said Anderson. “In order to enjoy a safe cinema going experience we will continue with measures introduced last year like online ticketing, reduced auditorium capacity and self-scanning of tickets.”
Ireland is the highest cinema attending nation in Europe.
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