The Cinemas Are Reopening

The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) has announced that theatres across the country will now reopen on September 11,following months of shutdown due to the pandemic.

Patrick Lee, the chairman of CEAN, broke this news in Monday. While speaking on the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown, had said the industry kept losing N1 billion on a monthly basis, rendering staff jobless.

“We do not have a situation whereby we have 100, 200, or 500 people in the same place at the same time because of the nature in which cinemas operate,” he had said.

“We promise to give room for social distancing, 50 percent hall occupancy, use of facemask, hand sanitisers and we have made provision for air conditioning systems that would pump in oxygen.

“We’ve seen other aspects of the economy that are already opened and we have put enough safety protocols in place to ensure, when our customers return to watch movies, they are safe.”

The members of the association took to the social media platforms last month to protest #OpenTheCinemas.

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