As people start adjusting to the new normal following the global coronavirus lockdown, cinemas have gradually begun reopening their doors.
Friday will see Cineworld and Vue opening their multiplexes after being closed in March, joining the Odeon and Showcases sites and independent cinemas that have been able to open since 4 July.
Although Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has been touted as the film to look forward to when it finally lands on 26 August, there’s still a huge wealth of great movies coming to cinemas before then, and beyond.
Here’s what you can look forward to seeing in UK cinemas for the rest of 2020.
Coming to cinemas in July
Unhinged - 31 July
Unhinged takes an ordinary, everyday incident to its most terrifying conclusion in telling the story of a mother (Caren Pistorious, Slow West) who leans on her horn at the wrong time, to the wrong guy (Russell Crowe). ‘Road rage’ doesn't begin to describe what he's about to do to her and everyone she knows.
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Proxima - 31 July
The story follows Sarah (Eva Green), a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. The only woman in the arduous training programme, she has been chosen to be part of the crew of a year-long space mission called ‘Proxima’. Putting enormous strain on her relationship with her seven-year-old daughter Stella (Zélie Boulant), the training begins to take its toll on them both as the life-changing launch looms ever closer.
Summerland - 31 July
Summerland follows the story of fiercely independent folklore investigator, Alice (Gemma Arterton) who secludes herself in her clifftop study, debunking myths using science to disprove the existence of other-worldly forces and magic. Consumed by her work, but also profoundly lonely, she is haunted by a love affair from her past.
100% Wolf - 31 July
The story centres on Freddy Lupin, heir to the leadership of a proud family line of werewolves. Positive he'll become the most fearsome werewolf ever, Freddy is in for a shock when on his 14th birthday his first “warfing” goes awry, turning him into a ferocious… poodle.
Flash Gordon (4K remaster) - 31 July
Studiocanal is excited to announce the new 4k, Ultra High Definition restoration of Mike Hodge’s cult classic Flash Gordon (1980), in honour of the film’s 40th anniversary. The film is now confirmed to play at Picturehouse Central and in select cinemas from 31 July, it will then be released on 4K UHD Collector’s edition, Blu-ray, Steelbook, DVD and digital on 10 August.
Make Up - 31 July
After Ruth moves in with her boyfriend in a remote holiday park, tensions rise as she makes an unsettling discovery that lures her into a spiral of obsession.
The Vigil - 31 July
Supernatural Blumhouse horror, written and directed by Keith Thomas.
The Fairy Princess & The Unicorn - 31 July
The Fight - 31 July
Coming to cinemas in August
An American Pickle - 7 August
The film follows Herschel Greenbaum (Seth Rogen), a struggling labourer who immigrates to America in 1920 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family. One day, while working at his factory job, he falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. The brine preserves him perfectly and when he emerges in present-day Brooklyn, he finds that he hasn’t aged a day. But when he seeks out his family, he is horrified to learn that his only surviving relative is his great-grandson, Ben Greenbaum (also Seth Rogen), a mild-mannered computer programmer whom Herschel can’t even begin to understand.
Hope Gap - 7 August (previews), 28 August (wide/Curzon Home Cinema)
Hope Gap tracks the unravelling of three lives, through stages of shock, disbelief, and anger, to a resolution of sorts.
There are no villains; only good people who have lived too long with old mistakes and are now paying the price. There are no easy answers and no simple paths to redemption. A husband (Bill Nighy), a wife (Annette Bening) and a son (Josh O’Connor) are all forced to face hard truths, and out of those truths, to fashion new lives. In the end, Hope Gap is a story of survival. A story of hope.
Papicha - 7 August
Perfect 10 - 7 August
The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands - 7 August
Inception: 10th Anniversary - 12 August
Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending sci-fi thriller returns to UK cinemas and IMAX in celebration of its tenth anniversary. It’s reported to come with exclusive previews of upcoming Warner Bros. films including Dune and Wonder Woman 1984.
The Secret Garden - 14 August
Babyteeth - 14 August
Eliza Scanlan (Little Women, Sharp Objects) gives a star-making performance in this vibrant and spirited drama from director Shannon Murphy (Killing Eve).
My Rembrandt - 14 August
Pinocchio - 14 August
Spree - 14 August
Sputnik - 14 August
Come As You Are - 17 August
Ava - 21 August
Greenland - 21 August
John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being levelled by the comet’s fragments, the Garrities’ experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
Socrates - 21 August
Tenet - 26 August
John David Washington is the new protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle Tenet. Armed with only one word – “tenet” – and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Not time travel. Inversion.
The New Mutants - 28 August
20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents The New Mutants, an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
Away - 28 August
Hope Gap - 28 August
Savage - 28 August
Coming to cinemas in September
Les Miserables - 4 September
The Lady In The Portrait - 4 September
Koko-Di, Koko Da - 7 September
La Haine - 11 September
Max Richter’s Sleep - 11 September
Our Ladies - 11 September
Real - 11 September
The Painted Bird - 11 September
The Roads Not Taken - 11 September
The King’s Man - 16 September
As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King's Man.
Eternal Beauty - 18 September
Hendrix and the Spook - 18 September
Nocturnal - 18 September
White Riot - 18 September
23 Walks - 25 September
Miss Juneteenth - 25 September
Monsoon - 25 September
Rebuilding Paradise - 25 September
Schemers - 25 September
Six Minutes To Midnight - 25 September
David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet - 28 September
In his 94 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now, for the first time, he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen.
Honest, revealing and urgent, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet is a powerful first-hand account of humanity’s impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations.
Coming to cinemas in October
Wonder Woman 1984 - 2 October
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.
Rialto - 2 October
Connected - 9 October
Death On The Nile - 9 October
Candyman - 16 October
War With Grandpa - 16 October
Cordelia - 23 October
Saint Maud - 23 October
Live-in nurse Maud (Morfydd Clark, in a breakout performance) arrives at the home of Amanda (Jennifer Ehle), a famous dancer now frail from illness and trapped in her grand, isolated house. At first Amanda is intrigued by this religious young woman, who provides distraction from her failing health. Maud, in turn, is bewitched by her new patient. But Maud is not all that she seems. She is tormented by a violent secret from her past and by ecstatic messages she believes are directly from God. She becomes convinced she has been sent to Amanda not simply as a nurse, but to serve a divine purpose. As her grip on reality slides out of control, Maud's care turns into a deadly mission to save Amanda’s soul, by any means necessary.
Max Winslow and the House of Secrets - 23 October
Black Widow - 28 October
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
The Courier - 30 October
Coming to cinemas in November
The Duke - 6 November
No Time To Die - 12 November
In No Time To Die, James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Second Spring - 13 November
Deep Water - 20 November
Primer (15th Anniversary) - 20 November
Soul - 20 November
What is it that makes you...YOU? This November, Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new feature film Soul introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.
Another Round - 27 November
There is an obscure philosophical theory that humans should have been born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood; that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing problems and increasing creativity.
Intrigued, Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on a risky experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. Initial results are positive, but as the units are knocked back and stakes are raised, it becomes increasingly clear that some bold acts carry severe consequences.
Champagne: The Story of Champagne - 27 November
Happiest Season - 27 November
Coming to cinemas in December
Free Guy - 11 December
Peter Rabbit 2 - 11 December
In Peter Rabbit 2, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
Coming 2 America - 18 December
Dune - 18 December
West Side Story - 18 December
Blithe Spirit - 26 December
Godzilla vs. Kong moved from to 20 November, 2020, to 21 May, 2021.
The Beatles: Get Back moved from 4 September to 27 August, 2021.
Halloween Kills movie from October 2020 to October 2021.
The Witches moved from 9 October, 2020 to TBC.
Tom & Jerry moved from 23 December, 2020, to 5 March, 2021.
The Matrix 4 moved from 21 May, 2021, to 1 April, 2022.