According to a report in CNN, AMC Theatres — the world’s largest movies owner — announced last week that it’s set to reopen its quite 600 US theaters next month with new safety and health measures to assist curb the spread of coronavirus.
The company said it’ll begin a multi-phase reopening on July 15, adding that it expects to be nearly fully operational by the July 24 premiere of Disney’s Mulan.
Vue — one among the most important UK cinema chains — also are awaiting government’s approval and decide to open cinemas in July, counting on the pandemic’s situation.
“We are liaising closely with authorities across Europe to style operating procedures which will provide the degree of social distancing required and permit an experience for our customers and staff that’s as safe as possible,” Vue’s management stated.
Earlier this month, chief executive Tim Richards told the BBC he hoped to possess the tie down and running in time for the launch of director Christopher Nolan’s action movie Tenet on 17 July, which is now extended to 31 July. AMC plans to point out older films until new ones are released.
AMC Theatres have even formulated a comprehensive and effective health and sanitation decide to move forward, which includes:
- Initially capping movie showtimes at 30% capaciousness
- Cleaning every theater between each showtime
- Disinfecting seating areas nightly using electrostatic sprayers
- Temporarily reducing menu selections at its concession stands
- Upgrading its ventilation systems in its theaters
- Requiring every AMC employee to wear masks while within the theater
Though we are quite unsure about the longer term of Pakistani cinemas keeping in mind the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases within the country, we certainly hope that like first-world countries, we’ll overcome the pandemic and films will see light of the day.