Bonington in Arnold
PICTURED: The Bonington in Arnold (IMAGE: Gedling Eye)

An Arnold cinema is preparing to open its doors again this month following the easing or restrictions.

The Bonington Theatre and Cinema will again be allowed to open its doors from Monday, May 17 after closing in November in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

From Monday, the venue in Arnold will be screening some of the latest blockbuster movies, family favourites and award winning films, including Peter Rabbit 2, Nomadland and Godzilla vs Kong, with safety measures in place and a reduced capacity. The bar will also be open before screenings.

The tiered cinema seating will return, with a maximum of 50 tickets per screening, only 1 booking per row and nobody seated directly behind or in front of customers.

Face coverings are still required in cinemas, except for when eating or drinking. Hand-sanitising stations will be available and extra cleaning will take place between screenings. 

Tickets should be booked in advance through the Bonington website or by calling the box office on 0115 901 3640. If customers require more or fewer seats than are showing as available, they can call the box office who will try to accommodate their booking. 

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said: “We’re delighted to be re-opening The Bonington, it will be wonderful to see people back enjoying films on the big screen again. They have a great selection of films lined up for the coming months and have measures in place to keep everyone safe when they visit. There’s also the new membership for 16-25 year olds to make it even more affordable to watch films here. We really hope that new and returning customers will enjoy getting back to watching films and supporting their local cinema.”  

Film tickets cost £5.30 (Standard), £4.40 (Concessions) and £4 (for members of the new 16-25 year olds’ scheme).

Full details about the upcoming films, the young persons’ membership scheme and the latest safety measures are available at



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