Industry body Cinema First announces 450 films UK cinemas will be able to reopen with

Cinema First is making 450 films available to cinemas to help them lure customers back. (Curzon/Disney/WB/Universal)
Cinema First is making 450 films available to cinemas to help them lure customers back. (Curzon/Disney/WB/Universal)

Cinema First, the cross-industry body that works to promote UK cinema-going, has announced a slate of 450 films that will be used to entice customers back when cinemas reopen in July.

From all time greats such as Star Wars: Episode V - Empire Strikes Back, Vertigo and The Wizard of Oz, to modern classics like The Dark Knight, Deadpool, and Inception, to recent award-winners Parasite, 1917, and Jojo Rabbit, the roster has something for all tastes.

The list also includes a wealth of 2020 films whose theatrical runs were cut short when cinemas were closed in March including Pixar’s Onward, Sonic The Hedgehog, Bloodshot and Military Wives, plus some films which will be made available to cinemas for the first time including Trolls World Tour, Vivarium and The Assistant.

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All UK cinemas have been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Cineworld and Picturehouse have announced an intention to reopen on 10 July. Vue and Showcase say they’re working towards reopening on 4 July, while Odeon’s date remains “sometime in July”.

Out on 24 July, Disney’s Mulan is still slated to be the first big blockbuster in cinemas when they’re back up and running, closely followed by Christopher Nolan’s Tenet on 31 July. The 450 films (listed below) will be available for cinemas to fill the schedules, however you will need to check local listings to see what your local cinema will show.

The amassed filmed content being made available to cinemas has been collated by the Film Distributors’ Association in a document entitled Relaunching Cinema: Content for Recovery, and is designed to fill the scheduling gap between 10 July and Mulan. The titles are presented from many of the UK’s leading distribution companies, with the aim of aiding film programmers and cinema operators to choose the widest possible mix of content that will “entice, engage and exhilarate cinemagoing audiences”.

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Commenting on the document, Andy Leyshon, Chief Executive of the Film Distributors’ Association said: “This amazing collection of content represents all that’s great about cinema and should enthral and delight film-lovers the length and breadth of the land. Cinemagoing holds such a vital role in society, able to entertain and educate in equal measure, and returning audiences will be able to once again experience the magic of film in its truest form.”

While a final decision on when cinemas can reopen is still awaited from Government, it is currently anticipated that this will be from early July in England, with reopening dates still to be confirmed in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The 450 films are listed below in alphabetical order.

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1917 *also available in IMAX and 4DX

2 Fast 2 Furious

20 Feet from Stardom

2001: A Space Odyssey *also available in IMAX

28 Days Later

42nd Street The Musical *Event Cinema

52 Tuesdays

9 to 5

A Deal with the Universe

A Dog Called Money

A Fantastic Woman

A Girl at My Door

A League of Their Own

A Matter of Life and Death

A Midsummer Night’s Dream *Event Cinema

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Private War

A Quiet Place

A Star is Born *also available in IMAX and DOLBY VISION

A Taxi Driver

A View from the Bridge *Event Cinema

The Adventures of Priscilla,

Queen of the Desert

After Life

Aida on Sydney Harbour *Event Cinema


All My Sons *Event Cinema

Alone in Berlin

American Animals

American Psycho


An American in Paris

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

And Then We Danced

Angel Has Fallen


Annabelle Comes Home

Annabelle: Creation

The Apartment

Apollo 11

Apollo 13

Appropriate Behaviour


Are You Proud?


The Assistant

Asterix and the Secret of the

Magic Potion

The Atom: A Love Affair


The Australian Dream

Back to the Future

Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part III


Bad Boys for Life




Batman Begins *also available in IMAX

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Battle Royale




Beauty and the Beast

Bend It Like Beckham


The BFG *also available in IMAX, 4DX and 3D

Bicycle Thieves

Billy Elliot

Blade of the Immortal

Blade Runner *also available in IMAX

Blair Witch

The Blair Witch Project


Blue Story

Blue Velvet

The Blues Brothers

Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island

Bohemian Rhapsody *also available in IMAX

Bonnie and Clyde




Breakfast at Tiffany’s

The Breakfast Club



Bugsy Malone

Bumblebee *also available in IMAX


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

The Cabin in the Woods

Calamity Jane *Sing-a-Long

Call Me by Your Name

Call of the Wild

Calm with Horses

Carmen on the Lake *Event Cinema



The Cockettes

Cold War

The Conjuring

The Conjuring 2

Coriolanus *Event Cinema

Crazy Rich Asians

The Crossing

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Cunningham *also available in 3D

Cyrano de Bergerac *Event Cinema

The Curse of La Llorona

Daddy’s Home

The Dark Crystal

The Dark Knight *also available in IMAX

The Dark Knight Rises *also available in IMAX

Dark Water

Daughters of the Dust

Deadpool *also available in IMAX

Deadpool 2

Deep Blue Sea

Defending Your Life

Despicable Me

Detective Chinatown 2

Detective Pikachu *also available in 4DX and DBOX

Diego Maradona

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Harry

The Dirty War on the NHS


Do the Right Thing

Doctor Sleep *also available in DOLBY VISION

Don’t Look Now

Donnie Darko

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Double Indemnity


Dunkirk *also available in IMAX, 4DX and DBOX

Early Man

Eddie the Eagle

El Topo


Embrace of the Serpent


Enter the Dragon

Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars

The Evil Dead

The Expendables

The Expendables 2

The Expendables 3

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them *also available in 4DX, DBOX and DOLBY VISION

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald *also available in IMAX, 4DX and 3D

The Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 7

Fast & Furious 8

Fast Five

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Fleabag *Event Cinema

Fighting with My Family

Five Feet Apart

The Florida Project

The Fog


For Sama

Four Weddings and a Funeral


Get Out


Girl’s Trip

God’s Own Country

Godzilla: King of the Monsters *also available in IMAX, 4DX and DBOX

The Golden Dream

The Goonies


The Graduate

Gran Torino

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Gravity *also available in IMAX and 3D


The Great Beauty

The Great Escape

The Greatest Showman *also available in IMAX

Green Book

Greener Grass

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


The Handmaiden

The Hangover

The Hangover Part II

The Hangover Part III

Hansard *Event Cinema

Harold and Maude

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

He Named Me Malala


Hedwig and the Angry Inch

High Society

His Girl Friday

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Hitsville: The Making of Motown


Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans

Horrid Henry: The Movie

Hot Fuzz

Hotel Transylvania 3

Human Flow

Hunt for the Wilderpeople


The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

I Am Not Your Negro

I Feel Pretty

I Vitelloni

Inception *also available in IMAX and DBOX

Independence Day

Interstellar *also available in IMAX and 4DX

The Irishman

The Iron Giant

It *also available in IMAX

It Happened One Night

The Italian Job

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Jojo Rabbit

Joker *also available in DOLBY VISION

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Juliet of the Spirits

Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jurassic World

Justice League *also available in 4DX and DBOX


The King and I: From The London

Palladium *Event Cinema

King Lear *Event Cinema

Kinky Boots The Musical *Event Cinema

Knife + Heart

Knives Out

Kong: Skull Island *also available in 4DX and DBOX

La Belle et la Bête

La Bohème on Sydney Harbour *Event Cinema

La Cage aux Folles

La Dolce Vita

La Grande Bouffe

La La Land *also available in Sing-a-Long


Lady Macbeth

The Last Tree

Lawrence of Arabia

The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie 2

The Lehman Trilogy *Event Cinema

Les Demoiselles de Rochefort


Liam Gallagher: As It Was

Life of Pi

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Little Joe

Little Monsters

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Women


Local Hero

London Has Fallen

The Long Good Friday

The Lost Boys

Love and Friendship


Loving Vincent



Mad Max

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Mad Max: Fury Road

Madeline’s Madeline

The Magic Flute

Magic Mike

Mamma Mia!

Marianne and Leonard

Marriage Story

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

The Matrix *also available in 4DX and DOLBY VISION

The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Revolutions

Mean Girls

Meeting Gorbachev

The Meg *also available in IMAX, 4DX and DBOX


Midnight Cowboy

Military Wives


Missing Link

Mission: Impossible – Fallout *also available in IMAX and 3D

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation *also available in IMAX

Mona Lisa

Monster Family

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python’s Life of Brian



Mrs Lowry and Son


Mulholland Drive

My Beautiful Laundrette

My Fair Lady

My Neighbour Totoro

My Own Private Idaho

My Scientology Movie

Ne Zha

The NeverEnding Story

Nights of Cabiria

The Night of the Hunter


Nobody Knows


Notting Hill

The Nun

Ocean’s 8 *also available in DOLBY VISION


Olympus Has Fallen

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Onward *also available in IMAX


Padmaavat *also available in IMAX and 3D


Pan’s Labyrinth

Pandora’s Box


The Party

Path of Blood

Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Peter Rabbit

The Philadelphia Story

Pillow Talk


The Ponds

Portrait of a Lady on Fire


Present Laughter *Event Cinema

The Prestige *35MM only

Pretty in Pink

Pretty Woman

The Princess Bride

Pulp Fiction

Queen and Slim

Rampage *also available in DOLBY VISION

Ready Player One *also available in IMAX, 4DX and DBOX

The Red Shoes

Reservoir Dogs

The Rider

Rigoletto on the Lake *Event Cinema


Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show *Event Cinema

Rocketman *also available in Sing-a-Long


Roman Holiday

Rosemary’s Baby

Saturday Night Fever

Scary Stories *also available in 4DX

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon

Shazam *also available in 4DX and DBOX

The Shawshank Redemption

Sherlock Holmes *also available in DBOX

The Shining

The Shiny Shrimps

Short Term 12

Sing Street

Singin’ in the Rain

Sleepless in Seattle

Some Like It Hot

Sonic the Hedgehog

The Sound of Music

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spirited Away


Star Trek *also available in IMAX

Star Trek Beyond *also available in IMAX and 3D

Star Trek Into Darkness *also available in IMAX and 3D

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Still Walking

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone


Stud Life

Superman: The Movie

Support the Girls

Taxi Driver


Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Terminator 2: Judgement Day *also available in 3D

The Thing

The Third Man

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Time Bandits

To Kill a Mockingbird

Tomb Raider *also available in DOLBY VISION

Touch of Evil


Trolls: World Tour

True History of the Kelly Gang


Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Twilight: Eclipse

Twilight: New Moon

The Two Popes

Uncut Gems

Under the Silver Lake

Under the Skin


The Upside



The Way He Looks


West Side Story

When Harry Met Sally

The Wife


Wild at Heart

The Wild Goose Lake

Wild Rose

Wind River

Withnail and I

The Wizard of Oz *also available in DOLBY VISION

Woman at War


Working Girl

Yogi Bear

Young Frankenstein

Yves Saint Laurent: The Last Collections

Zabriskie Point

Zombi Child