August 15, 2020 – You’ll be able to go to the movies again from Thursday 20 August
After almost five months of closure, Croatia’s cinemas are reopening their doors. The country’s largest cinema chain, CineStar, will begin showing films again on Thursday 20 August, with the second-largest, Cineplexx starting their screenings six days later.
The Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ) released epidemiological recommendations for multiplex cinemas on Monday. There will be a necessary one seat gap between each group visiting the cinemas, which will automatically occur in all bookings made in advance online and on the day at the box office. A distance of 1.5 meters must be observed in the hall or lobby in the cinemas between each group. The measures are expected to reduce cinema capacity to 50%.
Other cinema epidemiological recommendations include:
– Regular hand disinfection, coughing into the elbow or handkerchief.
– Masks are not mandatory in the hall.
– Air conditioning is permitted but must be thoroughly cleaned.
– A distance of 1.5 meters or one place must be observed by people inside the halls.
– Every other seat will be empty; families and people from the same household can sit next to each other.
– Customers should leave the screenings “one by one”, with visitors closest to the exit coming out first.
– The start of screenings to be staggered to reduce large groups congregating in lobbies at the same time.
– It is recommended to keep the details of visitors buying tickets online.
– Protective barriers and ensuring contactless payment are mandatory when buying at the box office.