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Politics Deconfinement: The government plans to reopen cinemas in July

16:11  20 may  2020
16:11  20 may  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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This Wednesday on France 2, the Minister of Culture Franck Riester clarified that the decision on the reopening of cinemas will not be taken until late May or early June

Au cinéma Majestic Passy (Paris 16e), le 7 mai 2020. © STEPHANE BY SAKUTIN / AFP At the Majestic Passy cinema (Paris 16th), May 7, 2020.

Will we be able to go to the cinema in France this summer? The Minister of Culture Franck Riester announced this Wednesday morning on France 2 that he was working in concert with professionals in the sector with a view to reopening the halls in early July. However, the decision will not be made until the end of May or the beginning of June.

"We must respect health standards, different spectator flows," added the minister, saying that the French have "a great desire for cinema". "There will necessarily be different organizations [from those that were in place] before the virus, we will have to learn to live with the virus," added Frank Riester.

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We are working on a reopening of cinemas in early July. But it is still too early to make a final decision. We will take stock of the evolution of the epidemic and the next phase of deconfinement at the end of May. # Les4V pic.twitter.com/pE3Fk13Yi4

- Franck Riester (@franckriester) May 20, 2020 Department by department?

Relaunched by the journalist asking him if the rooms would be reopened nationally or department by department depending on the health situation, the Minister of Culture replied that the question was pending. “We know that cinemas need to reopen at the same time because otherwise the distribution costs would not be amortized. We put it all in the equation, ”he said.

Cinemas bear the brunt of the loss of activity linked to containment measures. The Paris City Hall also announced Tuesday the establishment of specific aid for the cinema sector up to 1,450,000 euros, especially for independent cinemas in the capital.


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