Dutch cinemas are heating up to reopen on Saturday. For example, cinemas in Kinepolis and Pathé are the last things to be screened on the last day before doors open again after about six months, spokespersons for the two cinema organizations tell ANP.
The final tech run is now taking place in various theaters. “For example, screens are tested and everything is technically retested,” says a Pathé spokesperson. All the movie posters are also being updated for the first time since cinemas last had to close their doors.
Both cinema organizations pay extensive attention to the additional hygiene measures being implemented. A Kinepolis spokesperson said, “We are making all the necessary preparations to ensure that cinema visits are very comfortable.” Pathé’s employees also received additional training in the area of cleanliness and safety.
It was previously announced that Pathé, the largest cinema chain in the Netherlands, has already sold thousands of tickets for the first ten days after cinemas reopen. Kinepolis also sees the first exhibits sold out. Along with this, the Netherlands also seems to be following the same trend as other European countries like France and the United Kingdom, where the public also went to the cinema collectively after being closed for months. “Even with the beautiful weather, the interest and therefore the need for a movie visit appears to be enormous,” according to Kinepolis.
Dutch cinemas will reopen from Saturday. Initially, up to fifty people per room can be achieved, but the sector is counting on increasing this number at the end of June. The audience need not take a quick test to watch the film.