CINEMAS are finally re-opening next week, and we're all really looking forward to crunching through some popcorn during your favourite film.

Several venues across the county are ready to switch on their screens next week, and we've compiled a list of where you could watch a showing.

Odeon, Cineworld, and Everyman cinemas are all preparing to open, as the Government eases yet more restrictions from May 17.


Here's a list of the cinemas opening, and the dates their doors are welcoming customers back:

  • Odeon – London Road, Southend - May 17
  • Cineworld – Festival Leisure Park, Basildon - May 19

Braintree and Witham Times: Cineworld at Festival LeisureCineworld at Festival Leisure

  • Vue, Lakeside - May 17

Braintree and Witham Times: Lakeside shopping centreLakeside shopping centre

  • Odeon – Head Street, Colchester - May 17
  • Odeon – Kings Head Walk, Chelmsford - May 17

Braintree and Witham Times: Odeon, Kings Head WalkOdeon, Kings Head Walk

  • Everyman – Bond Street, Chelmsford - May 17
  • Cineworld – Freeport Leisure, Braintree - May 19