Theaters return after 8 months of closure. This was confirmed by various national operators such as Royal Films, Cinamark and Cinepolis, which set a reopening date of Thursday, November 26th.
The rooms, which already have government approval for public readmission, will open with limited capacity, and depending on how the situation progresses due to the pandemic, they will continue to open gradually.
This reopening will be carried out in accordance with the biosafety protocols required for enclosed spaces and with a mask consider a distance of two meters and reduced capacity to encourage online ticket purchase and for spectators to eat their meals only when sitting in armchairs.
At Barranquilla Royal Films, which has been closed since March 16, it is the only cameraman to show its films to the public for the time being. It will open its Multicine Viva and Multicine Único rooms on October 26, and also in cities such as Medellín, Cali, Girardot and Ibagué.
The company has announced that from November 24, it will allow the sale of online tickets for new features, which will not have the same frequency as before the pandemic.
For its part, Cinemark will reopen the same date in cities such as Santa Marta, Bogota, Soacha, Medellín, Cali, Pereira, Ibagué, Cúcuta, Neiva, Armenia, Montería.
Cinemark customers will be able to redeem passes and cinebones that were ‘frozen’ during quarantine. In addition, the national operator explained that “when you buy tickets, we block the chairs on each side, according to their location. In addition, we have longer hours to provide more time to our visitors and reduce the crowds in all areas.
Cinépolis and Procinal are the second operators to begin appearing in public on November 26th. Cine Colombia, for its part, has no plans to reopen the rest of the year. Company president Munir Falah said Cine Colombia wants the “best” for “colleagues at the film exhibition,” adding that they would be careful to “collaborate with them as much as possible”.