‘I was outnumbered by the popcorn sellers’: cinema-going around the world in the Covid era | The Guardian

As Disney puts its Mulan remake straight to the small screen, cinemas need to prove to audiences they’re safe. Our writers braved screenings from Beijing to Belfast to try and find outCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAre you sitting comfortably? After a month or two of stuttering, cinemas in all regions of the UK have joined thousands in Europe and Asia in reopening. A study published on Thursday found around 48% of venues are operational again, although most across Africa, the US and South America remain shuttered.In most, masks are mandatory, likewise socially distanced seating and buckets of hand sanitiser. What would once have seemed extraordinary demands appear to have been embraced by exhibitors. All signs suggest that cinemas are going above and beyond to reassure the public they can be safe as well as entertained. Continue reading…

As Disney puts its Mulan remake straight to the small screen, cinemas need to prove to audiences they’re safe. Our writers braved screenings from Beijing to Belfast to try and find out

Are you sitting comfortably? After a month or two of stuttering, cinemas in all regions of the UK have joined thousands in Europe and Asia in reopening. A study published on Thursday found around 48% of venues are operational again, although most across Africa, the US and South America remain shuttered.

In most, masks are mandatory, likewise socially distanced seating and buckets of hand sanitiser. What would once have seemed extraordinary demands appear to have been embraced by exhibitors. All signs suggest that cinemas are going above and beyond to reassure the public they can be safe as well as entertained.

Continue reading…


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