Take back in kind, that’s Espace Gérard-Philipe’s motto to return to the cinema on May 19. Until June 8, we’ll see what people are expecting. Suddenly, the programming will be selective with five very different films: Under the stars of Paris And the Little vampire And the Goodbye, fools And the ADN And the 30 days maximum.
« Goodbye, fools It was already on display before containment. We are putting it off until May 26th so that it does not interfere with other cinemas in the neighborhoods, “confirms Henri Biancalana, in charge of programming.” Distributors are cautious. There won’t be any movies until summer. We don’t have a lot of information about the big releases because many of the expected films have been postponed, “adds Alexandra Bolanger, the director.
Short films, long hours
In 2020, it registered 5,300 EGP for admission, which is half a year of operation. “Spectators came. For their return, we avoid stress with long hours at 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm, and relatively short films. Opening hours will change from June 9 with the curfew lifted.”
Hygienic standards have not changed: 35% capacity (i.e. one row of two chairs and two separate chairs per family), 2D sessions only and no desserts sold until the restaurants reopen. “We will be able to adapt by adding suitable areas if needed.”