Although still slow, the world film industry is starting to move in the midst of a pandemic. Cinemas in the green zone area from Covid-19 infection, namely in China, will resume operations on July 20, 2020.
"In low risk areas it is possible to restart business with the implementation of effective prevention and control measures. However, cinemas located in medium and high risk areas should temporarily remain closed," the China Film Administration (CFA) wrote on its official website, Tuesday (21). /7/2020).
The CFA also publishes a series of specific guidelines and guidelines on safety measures for returning to theaters in the midst of a pandemic, one of which only fills 30% of the seats in one studio at each screening.
In addition, all cinema staff and visitors are required to wear masks. Visitors will have their temperatures checked before entering the cinema. Cinema tickets are only sold online and seats inside the cinema are spaced about one meter apart.
Visitors are also not allowed to bring food and drinks into the cinema.
Then the CFA also stipulates that films that are shown cannot be more than two hours long. In addition, the sale of food and drink, which has been the biggest profit for cinemas in China, has also been banned indefinitely.
One of the lucky Hollywood films to debut first in the Chinese market was Sonic the Hedgehog. Originally, the film was scheduled to premiere in China on February 28, 2020, two weeks after its February 14 debut in the US. The film grossed $146 million in the United States.
Although lucky, this Paramount Picture film will compete for the audience's attention with two other animated titles that will be screened on the same date. These include the re-release of the animated film Big Hero 6 (2014), and a local animation titled Mr. Miao.
The following is a series of movie links whose broadcasts have been postponed, but can be watched online at home