China has decided to relax the pandemic-related restrictions currently placed on cinemas and allow venues to sell up to 75% of their available tickets. Although the chinese cinemas are running to just half capacity but will be shifting to sell the 75% of their tickets from September 25. The announcement was mad ebay the China Film Distribution & Projection Association on their official social media accounts
This is a welcome news for the exhibitors who were suffering amid the pandemic lockdown. The major Chinese blockbusters are set to bow over the upcoming National Day holiday. The patriotic genre will hit the theatres to boost the morale and feelings of national pride.
Chinese film like Pater Chan’s Leap which is a volleyball drama starring Gong Li that was initially supposed to launch over Chinese New Year,is now set to debut on Sept. 25. The same date when the guidelines will come into effect in China.
Other film which are scheduled to be released and will be highly anticipated ones are animation “Jiang Ziya: Legend of Deification” and Jackie Chan-starrer “Vanguard,” “My People, My Homeland” “Kikujiro,” starring, written and directed by Takeshi Kitano.
The new pandemic rules require the cineas to disinfect the key public areas such as lobbies, corridors and screening halls twice a day. Whereas the toilets, vending machines and seats in public areas should be wiped down at least five times a day.Tickets should be made available via online and be retrieved without human contact via vending machines.