Blockbusters on show as Bedford’s cinemas get set for first post-lockdown weekend

Bedford Vue and Cineworld cinemas are gearing up for socially distanced screenings as they open for the first weekend since they closed for lockdown.

Easing cinephiles into their seats, the picture houses will be screening a selection of classics, family films, live sport, and some hotly-anticipated releases.

“We’re thrilled to have top quality new content amongst our selection of shows this month,” said Robert Human, general manager at Vue Bedford.

“We also continue to have a fantastic selection of family content available as half-term approaches, and with the variety on offer we are sure there will be something for everyone”

Vue cinema, Riverside North, Bedford

These include, Cruella, a live-action prequel to Disney’s 101 Dalmations starring Emma Stone.

Families can also make the most of the silver screen, and enjoy the ultimate escape from the outside world, as a star-studded cast sees James Corden play the lovable rogue, Peter, in Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.

One of the most beloved rivalries in history reignites too for a new big-screen adventure in Tom & Jerry The Movie.

Plus Duggee and the squirrels will keep the little ones entertained for a whole laughter-filled hour of fun and adventures in Hey Duggee At The Movies.

Some of the past year’s biggest films will also be re-released on the big screen for the first time, as many were postponed due to COVID, and made available on at-home streaming services instead.

Both cinemas will be following strict guidelines for film fan safety. Image: Cineworld.

Godzilla vs Kong is one, with the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong battling against one another again – with humanity caught in the balance.

If the last 18 months haven’t been horrific enough, horror fans can top up their tension with the ninth instalment in the Saw film series, Spiral: The Book of Saw.

The highly awaited The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It will also feature and reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil.

Classics lighting up the dull weather this weekend, include the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and musical romcom Grease.

Cineworld cinema, Aspects Leisure Park, Bedford

For a different sort of drama, the UEFA Champions League and Europa League finals will be screening in partnership with BT Sport.

In a few weeks, the long-awaited documentary on football’s greatest ever manager, Alex Ferguson, in Sir Alex: Never Give In will also feature on 27 May at Vue.

Music fans can also take a trip to Worthy Farm via the live stream of Glastonbury Presents – Live at Worthy Farm on 22 May.

This special edition of the famous m,usic and arts festival will compliment other concerts being screened, including Rammstein singer Till Lindemann and Swedish multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tagtgren’s last concert Till Lindemann: Live In Moscow.

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