Cinemas to resume operations nationwide on January 31

VOV.VN - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has voiced its support for localities’ proposal to reopen their cinemas to serve local residents’ entertainment demand after a COVID-19 hiatus.

Cinemas will be open to public starting from January 31 or two days ahead of the lunar New Year holiday, the ministry said in its recently issued dispatch.

The document requires cinemas to have COVID-19 response plans on hands and to coordinate with local health authorities to handle cases if there is an outbreak.

Moviegoers are required to have received full doses of vaccine and strictly observe COVID-19 guidelines outlined by the Ministry of Health, including donning face masks, washing hands with sanitizer, maintain safe distance and avoiding large gatherings.  

Cinemas have closed the door for almost two years since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. The reopening of cinemas is to meet the people’s demand for cultural enjoyment and support film distributors, said the ministry.