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Cebu City mulls reopening of mall cinemas

Philippine News Agency — 07.10.2020

CEBU CITY- Malls here may be able to reopen their cinemas sooner.

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella called for a meeting with mall administrators on Wednesday to discuss the eventual reopening of cinemas.

Malls owners have asked the city government that they be allowed to resume the operations of their cinemas, as they seek to revive economic activity.

REOPENING OF CINEMAS. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella (left) meets on Wednesday (Oct. 7, 2020) with administrators of malls in the city to discuss their request to allow movie theaters to operate again. He said mall managers must first submit their position papers to assure that they will implement the mandated health and safety protocols to movie goers. (Photo courtesy of Cebu City PIO)

“There was a request from the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry and mall managers in our city that the cinema operations be allowed to resume,” Labella said in a press conference after the meeting.

During the meeting, the mall representatives said that it is high time for cinemas to resume operations and committed to strictly implement the minimum health protocols in movie theaters such as observing physical distancing and wearing of face mask and face shield, among others.

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