Film fans are in for a treat, as Ster-Kinekor has announced it will reopen its cinemas on August 28. The company’s cinemas have been closed since March 27, and the reopening will be conducted in a phased approach.
Its first 31 cinemas will begin operating on August 28, and the remaining 21 will open up on September 18.
“We have taken every step to ensure the safe return of our guests and staff to the cinema with our staff having undergone extensive COVID-19 operations training,” Ster-Kinekor Deputy CEO Motheo Matsau said to MyBroadband.
A number of safety measures will be put in place to ensure cinemas remain safe for customers. This includes the use of a misting device to disinfect frequently touched surfaces; this will encompass lounge areas, hand railings, foyers and seats.
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be reopening cinemas from Friday 28th August 2020. Your health & safety is our top priority. We’ve put in place key changes that make every Ster-Kinekor cinema safe for you, your family, friends and employees #DoMoviesRight #SterKinekor pic.twitter.com/1RH2yWaya7
— Ster-Kinekor (@sterkinekor) August 19, 2020
Each theatre will also be sanitised before and after each screening, and the number of cleaning times will also be increased to ensure cinemas are safe and sanitary for customers.
All guests will be required to purchase their snacks online. “Your confirmation email will be scanned at the concessions counter for collection,” the company said. “You are required to undergo a temperature screening before entering the cinema.”
A list of other regulations can be viewed here.