Many cinemas to remain closed this weekend despite relaxed restrictions
Although the government is allowing cinemas to reopen from Saturday, many may choose to remain closed as managers feel they won’t be able to operate at a profit due to the restrictions that remain in place.
The new rules say no more than 300 in an auditorium, regularly closed off seats to provide space, plexiglass screens for workers and the requirement to disinfect the room after every screening.
Some owners say they would have preferred a later opening so they could prepare more and also get the latest films delivered to them.
If you do want to catch a movie this weekend – check first to see if your local movie house is open.