Large cinemas and multiplexes to open across Czech Republic on Thursday

Large cinemas and multiplexes will open across the Czech Republic on Thursday, the Czech News Agency reports. Citing the country’s Audiovisual Producers' Association, it says that cinemas plan to attract viewers with a record number of 20 movie premiers.

Cinema visitors will have to provide either a valid vaccine certificate, any type of coronavirus test, or a honourable declaration that they have been tested and are negative, when entering the movie theatre. Government measures on inside cultural venues also apply.

Cinemas made CZK 6.38 million in 2020, roughly two-thirds less than in the year before the coronavirus pandemic, according to the association. Lockdown measures meant that cinemas had to remain closed for a period of nearly eight months, from mid-October 2020.

Author: Tom McEnchroe