SINGAPORE: Cinemas in Singapore can reopen from Jul 13, with up to 50 patrons in each cinema hall among other safe distancing measures.
Cinemas have been closed since Mar 26, as part of nationwide measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. Businesses have now gradually resumed operations as part of Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening, which started on Jun 19.
In an update on its website on Friday (Jul 3), the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) said up to five people who are friends or family may sit together in cinemas without the 1m safe distancing requirement.
"However, different groups of patrons must comply with the 1 metre safe distancing requirement," said IMDA.
"All patrons must wear a mask at all times, even inside the cinema hall, except when consuming food and drink."
The cinemas allowed to reopen are:
- Golden Village
- Cathay Cineplexes
- Shaw Theatres
- WE Cinemas
- The Projector
- Eaglewing Cinematics
- Carnival Cinemas
- Salt Media@Capital Tower
Other establishments with screening venues that are allowed to reopen must comply with the mandatory safe management measures, the authority added.