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Reel Cinema Blackburn to open its doors for the first time on May 17th

Reel Cinema is excited to announce that they will be opening their latest cinema in Blackburn on 17th May. Based in the town centre, the £6.5m development will be opening to coincide with the lifting of Covid restrictions for the cinema industry and with ticket prices starting from as little as £2.50, they can’t wait to welcome people through the doors.

The cinema’s opening week audience offering will include showings of Best Picture Oscar winner Nomadland, action hit Godzilla Vs Kong, and the suspenseful Spiral: From The Book Of Saw. Family favourites will also be returning to the big screen with Peter Rabbit 2:The Runaway, Maya The Bee: The Golden Orb, and Tom & Jerry. Joining them later in May will be Disney’s eagerly awaited Cruella.

Cinema-goers will be able to enjoy cutting edge Dolby 7.1 surround sound paired with Barco 2K projectors for the perfect cinematic experience. Reel Cinema Blackburn boasts 5 Premiere Lounge screens featuring large leather seats, as well as 2 Reel Lounges equipped with plush sofas and extra legroom for the ultimate film experience.

The Reel Lounge experience offers two tiered luxury options. The first tier grants access to the luxury screen as well as a welcome drink and table service for £5.50. The second tier, a £10 ticket (£17 for two), will grant guests full access to the Reel Lounge menu which includes popcorn, nachos and ice cream following their welcome drink. To visit the cinema’s Premiere Lounge screens visitors will only have to pay £2.50 before 1pm & £3.50 after 1pm. The new cinema space has a licensed bar serving hot and cold drinks, all your favourite snacks like hotdogs, nachos and popcorn, as well as Sweet Barrels for your sweetie treats and Cream & Cones for your ice cream and waffle needs. A VR gaming area and other entertainment are on offer too.

Michelle Howarth, Site Manager for Reel Cinema Blackburn, expressed: “We really appreciate the patience of the Blackburn community and our staff team during this challenging time. We can’t express enough how delighted we are that we are finally opening in Blackburn.
KC Suri, Head of Reel Cinemas, shared, “It is with great pleasure that we can bring Reel Cinemas to the people of Blackburn. We have done everything we can to build a cinema that we are genuinely proud of, and it’s been our privilege to bring films to local communities over the years. Our customers and teams are the reason we’ve been able to fulfil our passion to do just that across the UK. Right now, everyone’s wellbeing is at the heart of what we do, to ensure a safer cinema experience for all. So, we are calling upon the local community to support your local cinema – do come and enjoy the great films we have to offer.

Councillor Phil Riley, Executive Member for Growth and Development at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, said: “Today’s news marks an exciting moment after such a difficult year for everyone. It’s great news that finally the Reel cinema can open after a number of delays caused by the pandemic. We know people have waited a long time for this, especially our thriving student population and families. We are absolutely delighted to have helped deliver this fantastic new leisure offer for the community and visitors.

The Reel Cinema team are aware it has been a challenging year for everyone and are excited to welcome the people of Blackburn back to the escape of the cinema while remaining dedicated to the safety of all of their guests and staff. Reel Cinemas will continue to ensure they adhere to all COVID-19 government guidelines across all of their sites.

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