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Singapore to increase cinema hall capacity from next month

Writer: Florey DM

 Singapore is allowing more admittance into cinema halls starting from this 1 October.
Singapore is allowing more admittance into cinema halls starting from this 1 October.

24 Sep – It's been a few months since cinemas in Singapore were allowed to reopen, following the temporary closure that was enforced since 27 March in an effort to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the time, when cinemas reopened on 13 July, only 50 patrons are allowed per cinema hall. However, the multi-ministry task force has announced that as of next month, the capacity for cinema halls will be increased.

Up to 150 patrons will be allowed inside a large cinema hall that has more than 300 seats, divided into three zones with each zone to seat only 50 patrons, as per The Straits Times' report.

Meanwhile, smaller cinema halls have the option of either maintaining their current up to 50 patrons per cinema hall limit or increasing their capacity to half of their original operating capacity.

The new cinema hall capacity will take effect from 1 October 2020 (Thursday).

(Photo source: Shaw Theatres' Facebook)

Cinema Online, 24 September 2020

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