Image copyright Showroom Cinema image caption Guests are urged to continue to wear masks in many cinemas
Independent cinema bosses are "confident " as to the future as moviegoers return to screens as coronavirus restrictions lift.
Many theaters reopened in May as part of the government exit of the lockdown.
Wearing a mask and social distancing resiststent on some sites, despite legal restrictions regarding the lifting of social contacts and the reopening of some sites.
Rob Younger, owner of Parkway Cinema in Barnsley, said he saw a "huge " demand for some films.
'Really positive '
In 2020 the Hebden Bridge The 450-seat Picture House, which features a mix of mainstream and arthouse films, only saw trade for a week between closings.
This meant the site owned by the council had to rely heavily on grants and external funding to get by, says Jason Boom.
Hebden Royd City Council Clerk, Mr Boom, says that 'they havepretty much managed to keep my head above water.
"We've had good attendance, but it's the middle of summer which traditionally isn't a good time for cinemas. People don't want to be sitting in a room dark.
"But we are doing fine, as well as expected, " he said.
Although it has only been open for a few weeks, moviegoers are back, but social distancing reduced the capacity considerably.
"We went down to around 140, and a few times we pushed that with participating in some screenings that we had, " said Mr. Boom.
"We want to respect people's wishes and make sure they feel safe coming to the movies. We are confident that we are in a good position. "
copyright of the copyright image Hebden Bridge Picture House image caption A sold-out show brings together around 140 guests at the Hebden Bridge Picture House due to social distancing rules
'Death this weekend '
In Barnsley, getting people back has been a "gradual process " across screens, boss says from Parkway Cinema, Rob Younger.
"Confessions are not where we want them to be, there is no cinema. We're all down, but that's because of the movies and restrictions, "he says.
Space Jam, Black Widow and The Croods are currently shown on both screens.s of the cinema.
Speaking to Hfrance.fr in a home full of people, Mr. Younger says there are "encouraging " signs that people are coming back.
"The weather isn't helping, but a woman said she couldn't wait to get out of the heat and cool off. We were dead this weekend, but with the weather running out. 'It was doing, it ' s expected. "
With cinemas such as Barnsley 's Parkway maintaining restrictions such as masks for staff and social distancing, patrons feel more confident to visit, he says.
image copyright PARKWAY CINEMA / ROB YOUNGER image caption Barnsley 's Parkway Cinema Has Already Seen Audience Growing
An Independent Film Board report has revealed that moviegoers are confident the venue will work to keep them s afe, with social distancing being an expectation.
But with films delayed in the past 16 months, Mr. Younger admits that much of the industry is eagerly anticipating bigger and bigger releases. late this year after the "huge " sales of Peter Rabbit 2.
"There are some great movies to come, including James Bond in September which we all look forward to, but we are pretty positive about it to be honest with you. "
'Extremely Busy '
copyright Showroom Cinema image caption Sheffield 's Showroom Cinema recently hosted an international documentary festival
Sales at Sheffield's Showroom Cinema were strong when it reopened in May, according to managing director Ian Wild.
After an "extremely busy " the first few weeks, things were going well.
"We have been meeting our revised targets of reaching 60% or 70% of pre-Covid audiences " Mr. Wild said.
"We continue to ask customers wear masks. We changed our social distancing guidelines from2m to 1m which increased the capacity to about 50%, but we think our customers like it. "
image copyright Showroom Cinema image caption Customers have responded positively to Covid rules in theaters, boss Ian Wild said
Following positive feedback, Mr Wild thinks they can leave a space between customers for a while to help customers feel comfortable.
After the terrible time, he added thathis team looked forward to "confidently " into the future.
"I think the main concern is whether infection rates continue to rise, what " 'will it happen? "he said. "But all the evidence so far points to people coming back to the movies.
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