Cineworld is pushing back the reopening of its United Kingdom and Ireland cinemas from July 10 to July 31.
The world's largest chain of cinemas, AMC, announced overnight that it, too, would delay reopening in the United States from 15 July until the end of month.
With Warner Bros. pushing the release date of Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" to August 12, it was only a matter of time before movie theaters made adjustments to their reopening schedules.
"With great films ahead, including Mulan, Tenet, A Quiet Place Part II, Wonder Woman 1984 and many more, we can't wait to be back".
At the current time, Cineworld says it unable to confirm if all its outlets will even reopen in August, and this includes St Neots and Huntingdon.
Britain's Cineworld Group said on Tuesday it would delay reopening its cinemas in the United States and Britain until Friday 31 July, while following any changes to regulations or guidance from public health officials.
A petition signed by nearly 1,500 Cineworld staff has called for masks to be made mandatory for customers in all cinema foyers. Cinemark, originally scheduled to reopen July 17, will now do so on July 24. A spokesperson said, "Our plans to begin a phased reopening of our United Kingdom cinemas from July 4 remain in place".
"Cineworld looks forward to welcoming these moviegoers back to our cinemas next month and believes that they will once again be immersed in the timeless theatrical experience they know and love". Odeon said it would open doors that day itself, while Cineworld and Vue were set to open a week later on July 10. Without cinemas in New York City and Los Angeles back in business, the big-budget action epic would have been deprived of two of the U.S.'s biggest moviegoing markets.