Parkway Cinema Beverley will open from Friday July 10th, reopening with a ‘Summer of Cinema’ for £5 a ticket.
A wide selection of recent releases and classic movies running throughout the Summer, all for only £5 a ticket including a small popcorn.
The new website and online booking is live now, advanced booking is encouraged. People who bought gift vouchers when we were closed were given early access to the website.
COVID: Updated processes include social distancing throughout the building, staggered showing times, extra cleaning and sanitising, fully trained staff, contactless payments, advance booking and e-tickets. There will always be at least two seats space between your group and anybody else, as well as an empty row behind and in front of you.
Cliff Baillie, General Manager of Parkway Beverley said: “It’s been almost 4 months since we closed on March 17th. Since then, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make sure we’re ready to deliver the safest and best experience possible. We’ve missed welcoming all of our loyal customers.
“We’ve spent a lot of time and effort making sure we’re ready to give everybody a warm welcome in the safest possible way. Some parts of a cinema visit might be a little different, but our brilliant team will make sure that cinema is still magic.”
”We’ve got some amazing films and classics back on the big screen where they belong, and we’ve got some brilliant surprises on the way too. As when new films became available, don’t worry we plan to show them starting with Blackwater Abyss this Friday. We can’t wait to see you again!”
“This has been an extraordinary year. It’s the first time we’ve closed our family business other than Christmas Day for 15 years, so it has been a really, really difficult time", said Richard Parkes, co-director of Parkway (and son of founder Gerald Parkes), "The whole team has been incredibly supportive and brilliant, and we’re really proud of how we’ve pulled together and looked after each other.
"We’ve all been watching a lot of Netflix and so on, and that’s been brilliant. But there just isn’t anything like the real cinema experience. There’s no better way to watch a film than on a massive screen, with the best possible sound and a perfect view from a really comfortable seat. It’s a real experience that cinema offers, and that’ll never change."
SUMMER OF CINEMA films already on sale:
Back to the Future trilogy
BATMAN - The Dark Knight Trilogy
Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
Trolls World Tour
The Invisible Man
Queen and Slim
PARKWAY: THE COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
Parkway have worked with the UK Cinema Association and UK Government to introduce enhanced health and safety measures to meet or beat all current guidelines. These safety measures include:
Social distancing will be in place across the whole cinema. There will be clear signage so you know exactly where to go, and our team will always be available to help.
Social Distancing Seating
All of our cinemas use allocated seating for all performances. In the cinema screens, friends and family ‘bubbles’ can book together and sit together, and our booking system automatically ensures a safe distance between customers from different households.
There will always be at least two seats space between your group and anybody else, as well as an empty row behind and in front of you.
Extra Cleaning & Hand Sanitisers
We have introduced enhanced cleaning for all frequent touchpoints in the cinema, and there will be plenty of hand sanitiser stations for customers and employees. As always all of our staff will follow frequent hand washing guidelines, and antibacterial hand soap will be available in all employee and customer toilets.
E-tickets & Online Booking
We encourage everybody to book in advance on our website.
Tickets can be booked in groups, you can select your preferred seats in advance, and you can also pre-order some food and drink at the same time to make it easier when you arrive. This will minimise contact with our staff and time in any queue.
There is no need for paper tickets, your confirmation email can be used, and you can also view tickets on your phone. This QR code will be scanned by the staff member before you enter the auditorium.
Staggered Performance Times
Show start and end times will be carefully staggered to limit the number of customers in corridors or gathering in the foyer. We’re also allowing plenty of time for additional cleaning between shows.
Food & Drink
Parkway are very proud of our homemade popcorn, and we know you love it too.
We have added protective screens at our food and drink tills where you can buy on arrival, or collect snacks and treats ordered in advance.
Our staff will make cold drinks and hot food fresh for you to collect.
And yes, you will still be able to get our amazing cheese sauce for your nachos.
If you buy your tickets and snacks on the day, we can now accept contactless payments up to a value of £45 using bank cards, or more if you are using Apple or Google Pay. We will accept cash, but this may be slower than usual and we are encouraging contactless payments and advanced booking wherever possible.
We ask anybody experiencing any flu-like symptoms not to come to the cinema.
We will be monitoring the health of our staff to ensure their health before they come to work. We will also be following government guidance and asking for contact details for customers which we will keep safely stored for 21 days, to help the NHS track and trace programme if required.