Rex Cinema in Elland making final preparations to re-open

Elland’s Rex cinema is getting ready to open its doors again as it puts in the final preparations

Friday, 7th May 2021, 12:05 pm
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 12:06 pm

The historic cinema is preparing to open its doors on Monday May 17.

“We look forward to welcoming our patrons back again,” said Charles Morris proprietor of the Rex. “We’ve been shut for over a year, except for six brief days in October.

"It’s been a long, frustrating time for everyone but recently we’ve been busy behind the scenes getting everything ready for reopening. We’ve had the projector serviced, all the upholstery thoroughly cleaned and all the measures are in place for ensuring everyone’s safety and comfort."

Charles Morris, owner of Rex cinema in Elland,

The attractions for the first few days will include Peter Rabbit 2 and Nomadland.

On Thursday May 27 for one night only, Sir Alex Ferguson : Never Give In will be screened, a revealing and deeply personal documentary about his life from his working-class roots to becoming one of the greatest football managers of all time.

Other films lined up for the coming weeks include The Sound of Metal which stars Riz Ahmed as a heavy-metal drummer whose life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his


Disney’s new Cruella, with Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, arrives for half-term and in June another Oscar winner The Father, with Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, will

reach the screens to be followed by Supernova, another human drama with Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci, and then the sci-fi adventure Black Widow.

“We’ve been waiting a long time,” said Mr. Morris, “But we really have got a strong line-up of films now that we are finally allowed to reopen. We will also be rescheduling some of the films we had planned for last November for which a number of people had booked.

"We will be resuming our leaflet service and contacting everyone on the mailing list. The cinema really is the only place to see a film and we hope to see all our patrons back again soon.

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