After spending months in front of the TV watching Netflix the time to enjoy a film on the big screen has finally arrived.

If everything goes to plan, restrictions are set to ease on May 17.

This means people will be able to hug again, go for a meal and actually eat inside, stay at a hotel and cinemas will be able to reopen.

Read also: Vue cinema in Oxford announces reopening date

Film fans will once again enjoy uninterrupted entertainment on the big screen.

Hollywood blockbusters such as No Time to DieTop Gun: Maverick, Minions: The Rise of Gru and Fast & Furious 9 will be appearing on the big screen in the next 18 months.

The Rule of six or two households will also apply for visiting the cinema, meaning audiences can attend in a group of up to six from any number of households, or in a group of any size from up to two households.

But what cinemas will be opening on May 17?

Vue Cinema Oxford – Ozone Leisure Park, Grenoble Road.

Vue has announced it will be opening on May 17 ready to show the latest mainstream films with pre-booking now open.

The Ultimate Picture Palace- Cowley Road, Oxford.

The independent cinema located in a Grade II listed building has been closed since December and it has been eagerly looking forward to May 17, when it will be reopening.

The Abbey Cinema- Abbey Close, Abingdon.

The cinema has announced it will be back on May 17 and will be kicking off with a screening of Nomadland. The cinema has said it will be back with a full film and live events schedule.

Wallingford Corn Exhange- Market Place, Wallingford.

The Corn Exchange will also be reopening with the film Nomadland on May 17. Cinema owners have praised film lovers for already buying tickets.

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