Coronavirus Updates
Thursday 6th May
The following sites should open on the following dates :
•    17th May – Savoy, Regal, Phoenix, Capitol, New Carlton, Kings, Scala, Studio, Thurso, and Movieplex
•    21st May – Wellesley and Embassy
•    28th May - Central
•    Royal, Tivoli, and Flora – As soon as possible

Thursday 31st December 

Due to further changes in Tiers and restrictions across the UK, Redruth will follow the rest of our cinemas and close again until further notice.
Further updates will be made on social media as they arise. 
Should you have any questions, you can contact us -

Thursday 24th December
Due to changes in Tiers and restrictions across the UK, all sites will close again on 24th evening, except for Regal Redruth. 
Further updates will be made on social media as they arise. 
Should you have any questions, you can contact us -

Friday 4th December
Christmas can be a special time to share magical experiences, and we all need a little magic this Christmas. 
We are excited to confirm that, along with our cinema in Thurso, further selected cinemas will reopen for Christmas. 
Savoy Penzance, Regal Redruth, Capitol Bodmin, New Carlton Okehampton, Phoenix Falmouth, Regal Movieplex Cromer and Studio Coleford will reopen from the 16th of December to coincide with the release of the incredible new blockbuster, Wonder Woman 1984, plus some fun festive films and movies you might have missed. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 8th December. 
As before, here at Merlin Cinemas, we are doing everything we can to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit, in-line with government guidelines. Full information on the safety measures we have put in place is available in the foyer and on our website here
Thank you for continued support, we wish you a very happy festive season and hope to see you soon!

Sunday 1st November
Our cinemas in England and Wales are now temporarily closed. Thurso cinema is not affected. 
2020 was due to be a huge year for film and an exciting year for us as we were due to be celebrating 30 years of Merlin Cinemas! We could never have predicted how the 30th year of the company would play out. We are extremely grateful to our colleagues, customers and suppliers for their ongoing patience and support. We remain optimistic that cinema will be back with a bang soon once the long-awaited blockbuster films are released. Until then, we have closed our doors in England and Wales with just the Merlin Cinema Thurso remaining open for now.
We hope to return to doing what we love and bringing the big screen experience and the magic of the movies back to communities up and down the UK as soon as possible. See you soon
If you have a question about a booking that has been affected, you can email us here

Monday 24th October
Our cinema in Prestatyn, Wales is now temporarily closed. 


Thursday 8th October 11:00

Studio Coleford will open on 16th and Wellesley Wellington will open on 17th October. We are now on sale!

Tuesday 6th October 11:00
We are now on sale for Thursday 15th October. Future listings will be released next week. 

Wednesday 16th September 11:00

Friday 11th September 11:00
CAPITOL BODMIN is now open!

Wednesday 26th August 14:30
Rescheduled and Cancelled Events

Firstly we would like to say a special thank you for your co-operation and support over these past few months while we were temporarily closed. Our Cinema Support Office is once again open but as you can imagine we have a huge amount of rescheduled and cancelled events that our team are now working their way through. We will make every effort to make contact with you so please bear with us.

If you provided your email address when booking then please keep a look out for an email from us that will explain the options available. In many cases the event has been rescheduled so your tickets can simply be transferred to the new date. The full list of rescheduled and cancelled events can be found here 

If you don’t receive an email from us or purchased your tickets in person at the cinema or theatre then please email where someone can advise on how best to proceed.

We thank you in advance for your patience while we process over 100 affected events and look forward to welcoming you back through our doors very soon.

Thursday 6th August 12:00
We couldn't be more excited that the highly-anticipated Tenet looks firmly set to hit the big screen on Wednesday 26th August with Disney's The New Mutants following closely with Bank Holiday Weekend previews.
With that in mind, and following our successful and safe reopening of Regal Redruth's Screen 7, we have decided to open the Phoenix Falmouth, Savoy Penzance, New Carlton Okehampton, and the rest of the Regal Redruth complex on 26th August. The Merlin Thurso will open its doors two days later on Friday 28th August.
Once open, we will closely monitor business levels and hope to open more cinemas throughout September. Watch this space!
From Friday 14th August, the Savoy Bar & Restaurant will reopen before the cinema so you can take advantage of the government's Eat Out To Help Out scheme and enjoy up to £10 off your food and soft drinks per person every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in August. More information is available on the site.
Our Cinema Support Office will reopen part-time from Monday 17th August where we will begin to contact customers in regards to any outstanding transfers, vouchers, or refunds of Event Cinema and Theatre Shows. Thank you for the incredible patience you have shown so far and please bear with us while we work our way through the events in chronological order.
As always look after your loved ones and stay safe.
See you soon!

Tuesday 7th July 18:00
We have begun the gradual reopening of our cinemas in accordance with government guidelines. We're starting with just the one site for now, Regal Redruth, which will reopen its Bar & Restaurant and Screen 7 from 10am this Friday 10th July. 
We hope to open more sites in the coming weeks and will update you when we do.
The Cinema Support Office remains closed and the Regal's Bar & Restaurant will not be able to deal with refunds. We hope to open the Cinema Support Office in the coming weeks who will start to process these.
Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Friday 26th June 17:00
The return to cinema is happening!
As you have no doubt heard, the government announced this week that cinemas are able to reopen throughout July. Although Merlin Cinemas will not be aiming for early July, we hope to start reopening later in the month, in accordance with government guidelines, to ensure our staff are protected and our customers have a safe and enjoyable visit.
We hope to share our plans with you in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your patience and conitnued support. We can't wait to start enjoying the big screen experience with you again very soon!

Thursday 2nd April 12:00
Since the announcement of our temporary closure, our team has been working hard behind the scenes with distributors and promotors to navigate and revise our schedule for Event Cinema and Live Theatre shows. 
We have now published online a list of shows affected and our revised schedule. Available here 

Monday 23rd March 14:30
The safety of our staff is of the upmost importance to us so sadly, due to the recent developments, we have decided to close our Cinema Support Office with immediate effect. 
Please don't worry as all refunds will be honoured and we will process them as soon as possible once we re-open.
Access to email will be monitored on a limited basis and if of an urgent nature we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
We will continue to update you as and when we have any developments, until then stay safe and be kind to one another!

Thursday 19th March 17:30
We would like to start by saying a huge thank you to the wonderful Merlin team. Their support and professionalism in what has been a very tough week for us all is much appreciated. They are a real testament to the company. 
With the cancellation of many Event Cinema and Theatre shows over the next few weeks we will be keeping our Cinema Support Office open from 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday until further notice. Customers can opt for a guest pass voucher that can be used for any event once we re-open or alternatively a full refund will be given. If an event has been moved to a new date, the customer can keep their original seats and tickets for that date if they so wish. To organise a voucher or refund please call 01209 315161 where we will do our best to answer your call during this busy period.
If you don’t manage to get through, please don't worry as all refunds will be honoured and we will process them as soon as possible once we re-open.
Updates will continue to be made online, and you can also make contact with us using any of our social media platforms or via the email, and we will respond as soon as we can. 
We couldn’t be more excited for the fantastic line-up of Films and Event Cinema set to hit the big screen later in the year and are confident that our cinemas will bounce back bigger and better than ever.
Stay safe and be kind to one another!
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Tuesday 17th March 12:00
At Merlin Cinemas we are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our employees and customers. With this in mind and following government guidelines we have made the difficult decision to shut our cinemas as of the close of business today, Tuesday 17th March, until further notice. We would like to thank all of our customers and staff for their support recently in these very difficult times. 
We plan to have an urgent management meeting tomorrow and will aim to provide a full update within 48 hours. This will include details regarding advance cinema and theatre bookings. 
In the meantime, updates will be made online, or you can make contact with us using any of our social media platforms or via the email, and we will respond as soon as we can. 
We value our cinema-loving customers and look forward to welcoming you back soon with a fantastic line-up of films. 
Friday 11th September 11:00
CAPITOL BODMIN is now open!

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