Theaters return after 8 months of closure. This was confirmed by various national operators such as Royal Films, Sinamark and Cinepolis, which set the reopening date for Thursday, November 26.
The premises, which have already been approved by the government to be made public again, will be reopened with limited capacity and, depending on how the situation progresses due to the pandemic, will continue to recur gradually.
This reopening will be in accordance with the biosafety protocols required for enclosed spaces and consider, in addition to the mask, a distance of two meters and reduced capacity, to encourage the purchase of Internet box office and viewers to eat their meals only when sitting in the armchairs.
At Barranquilla Royal Films, closed on March 16, he is the only cameraman to screen his films with an audience so far. Willie opened its Multicine Viva and Multicine Unico on October 26, as well as in cities such as Medellin, Cali, Irarard and Ibague.
The company announced that from next November 24 it will be able to sell tickets online for the new features, which will not have the same frequency as before the pandemic.
For its part, Cinemark will reopen on the same date in cities such as Santa Marta, Bogota, Soaca, Medellin, Cali, Pereira, Ibague, Kakuta, Neiva, Armenia, Monteria.
CinemaMark customers will be able to redeem flaws and cinebons that were “frozen” during quarantine. In addition, the national operator explained that “when you buy your tickets, we block the seats on each side, according to their location. “In addition, we have longer hours to give more time to our visitors and minimize overcrowding in all areas.”
Cinépolis and Procinal are other operators that will start receiving public access on November 26. Son Columbia, for its part, has no plans to reopen for the rest of the year. The company’s president, Munir Fallah, said Cine Colombia wished “the best” to “colleagues at the film show”, adding that they would be careful to “work with them as much as possible”.