Following his speech on October 28, the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron announced a confinement from October 30. On this date, all public places, including cinemas, will close their doors.
Another blow for the cinema sector. During his speech on October 28, the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron announced a tightening of government measures to fight against the spread of Covid-19. A reconfinement has been decided “at least until December 1st”, starting Friday October 30. Cultural venues, and therefore cinemas, will close their doors during this period. France is thus following in the footsteps of Switzerland, Belgium and Italy, which have already declared theaters closed on October 24 and 25.
Already impacted by the measure of a curfew at 9 p.m., forcing the elimination of the 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. screenings, French cinemas must face this new ordeal. The exploitation of films released on October 28 and during the week of October 21 is therefore temporarily interrupted. For films scheduled for the coming weeks, new dates should be announced soon.