Cinemas in Abu Dhabi have been issued with guidelines to safely reopen to the public.
They have been closed since March but now can reopen with safety measures in place.
The news was announced on the official Twitter account of the Abu Dhabi Media Office.
In coordination with Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic, @AbuDhabiDED issues precautionary measures for resumption of operations for cinemas inside shopping malls across #AbuDhabi. pic.twitter.com/Mfyew73qrS— Ù ÙØªØ¨ Ø£Ø¨ÙØ¸Ø¨Ù Ø§ÙØ¥Ø¹ÙØ§Ù Ù (@admediaoffice) August 17, 2020
A maximum capacity of 30 percent will be permitted at any time, all seats will be sanitised between showings, there must be at least 20 minutes between screenings and the entire cinema needs to be disinfected at the end of each day.
There will not be any physical tickets or pamphlets and touchscreens will also be removed.
Inside the threatres, social distancing will be observed, moviegoers will be expected to wear masks at all times and staff will undergo testing for COVID-19.
Excited to go to the movies? Keep your eyes peeled to Time Out Abu Dhabi for the latest reviews and releases coming to a cinema near you.