BURY’S Vue cinema in The Rock shopping centre will reopen on May 17.

The cinema chain confirmed their reopening plans for all 88 venues, after closing indefinitely last December under the coronavirus restrictions.

The move is in line with the government’s roadmap out of the coronavirus lockdown that allows for indoor entertainment and hospitality, among other activities, to resume in mid-May provided certain criteria is met.

“It’s been a long year marked by restrictions on our daily lives and we know that the importance of escapism has never been stronger, but we’ve been more focused than ever on providing the ultimate big screen experience at Vue,” said Simon Greenwood, head of operations at Vue Entertainment UK and Ireland.

Cinema-goers can look forward to forthcoming releases including Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, No Time to Die and Top Gun: Maverick.