Curfew at 11 p.m.: what's changing for cinemas

Curfew at 11 p.m.: what’s changing for cinemas

Guillaume Martin

Guillaume Martin

Cinema and BDD editorial manager

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Deconfinement continues with a reduction in constraints for cinemas. Curfews, gauges, popcorn sales … Everything you need to know on June 9, 2021.

Reserved rights

This Wednesday, June 9, 2021 marks the entry into the third phase of deconfinement with a further easing of restrictions. The curfew goes from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., everywhere in France. A decision which is not without consequences for cinemas since they will be able to increase their opening hours and thus reschedule the early evening screening, so dear to the public.

While it was only 35% since May 19, the date of the reopening of cinemas, the maximum audience capacity is now extended to 65% of the capacity of establishments. With “a physical distance of an armchair between each individual spectator or each group of six spectators maximum”. These constraints should end on June 30 with the lifting of the curfew and if sanitary conditions allow.

Authorized confectionery

The ban on sweets, popcorn, snacks is over … Lovers of all kinds of sweets will once again be able to consume them in indoor spaces and during screenings. Regarding on-site catering, it is managed according to the health protocol that applies to bars and restaurants with the famous accessibility threshold of 50%.

On the other hand, what does not change, it is the wearing of the mask which, him, remains obligatory inside the cinema and during all the screening, for the spectators of 11 years and more, and “recommended for the children between 6 and 11 years old “as indicated by the FNCF.

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