We welcome the recent announcement from the Prime Minister that cinemas can start to reopen from July 4. At Ipswich Film Theatre we are committed to delivering the safest possible environment at all times and have concluded that September is the optimal month for us to reopen our doors.
Our recent Reopening Survey highlighted a number of safety measures that we felt were important to prioritise ahead of reopening. We were overwhelmed by the 90% of respondents who were extremely positive about returning, albeit with guidance and signage in place, and are clearly eager to get back to watching great films at the I.F.T.
Working hard to ensure our staff and volunteers are fully prepared.
As part of our reopening process we will be undertaking significant staff training in expanded health and safety protocols, working hard to ensure our staff and volunteers are fully prepared prior to reopening.
As distributors and multiplexes gear up to start releasing their long-awaited summer blockbusters we will be hard at work making Ipswich Film Theatre the safest and cleanest you’ve ever seen it. When September comes we will be able to present a catalogue of classics and a bold new programme of independent films that have been waiting in the wings.
As a tenant of the Ipswich Borough Council’s Corn Exchange we are also working closely with our local authority in reassessing entry and exit points throughout the building to provide the safest and most convenient customer journey during your visit.
Your compassion fuels our passion.
To get the latest updates throughout the summer we encourage everyone to sign up to our weekly newsletter and follow us on social media, and if you have any questions or concerns then do please get in touch either through social or email. We’ll be sharing more details of our 45th Anniversary celebrations just as soon as we can and we look forward to welcoming you all back.
Finally, a note of thanks for the kind wishes, emails and social media mentions during the last three months – your compassion fuels our passion and without this dedicated family of cinema lovers we wouldn’t be here. Thank you!