One of the UK's biggest cinema chains has announced its hoping to re-open to the public mid-July.

Vue Cinemas' chief executive Tim Richards told the BBC he is still talking to the authorities about social distancing measures. But if all goes to plan, the chain could be back in business for the launch of director Christopher Nolan's action movie Tenet on 17 July.

Tim Richards is confident venues would be able to reopen soon as 'We can control how many people come into our cinemas.' 

Cinemas closed across the UK on 23 March and any reopening would have to adhere to government-backed measures concerning the lifting of lockdown and getting the UK moving again.

Boris Johnson is expected to make a statement on Sunday about plans for easing the restrictions but even though many are predicting how things will take shape, it's generally expected that hospitality and the entertainment industry will be amongst the last to have sanctions lifted.