From next Monday the Cinépolis theaters and independent cinemas will reopen, but not Cinemex.
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February 25, 2021 3 min read
This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.
Authorities from Mexico City and the state of Mexico have given the go-ahead to reopen cinemas from next Monday, March 1st, in both companies. However, only the Cinépolis complexes and independent cinemas will be operational again.
“You have already told us that it will be possible to open on Monday, but we ask you to let us open from tomorrow (Friday) to take advantage of the weekend and three days will make no difference (at authority level) but for us, “confirmed Tábata Vilar Villa, director of the National Chamber of the Film Industry.
“The hospital stay has decreased, it is lower than when we opened last year (in August) but we will wait and see what they say. They will let us know if we can open tomorrow,” added Vilar Villa.
“#Sabiasque No outbreak of the world has occurred in a cinema. Know the 4 factors why cinema is up to 90 times safer than other enclosed spaces, with scientific evidence. Reviewed by TecSalud. #VolvamosAlCine #CineSeguro.”
Via @CANACINE pic.twitter.com/rk6u7UWwf4
– cinépolis (@Cinepolis) February 17, 2021
For its part, the Cinemex chain announced that it plans to reopen by next May or June. This week the company disabled both its website and app from purchasing tickets after confirming the final closure of several rooms in the Mexican Republic.
“We were in constant communication with the local authorities to see that the characteristics of the cinemas were different from those of other restaurants. When you think of movie theaters it looks like a closed place, but they have height in the ceilings, there is an exchange of air, there is no interaction between people, they step forward. There are several studies around the world in which it was found that there is no contagion in cinemas, ”emphasized the director of the National Chamber of the Film Industry.
All theaters in the country were closed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and reopened in August with strict hygiene measures. However, they pulled the curtain down last December when the red light was enacted in both states.