Jakarta: The Indonesian Cinema Owners Association (GPBSI) has revealed that its members plan to reopen movie theatres from July 29.
"Cinema owners have held a discussion. We have made an agreement. We plan to reopen movie theatres from July 29," GPBSI chairman Djonny Syafruddin said in a press release on Wednesday.
Members of the association include Cinema XXI, CGV, Cinepolis, Dakota Cinema, Platinum and New Star Cineplex.
According to the association, its members need two or three weeks to prepare the implementation of new normal protocols in movie theatres. In that time span, they will hold training to socialize new normal rules and educate their staff. In addition, they will also coordinate with movie studios to ensure availability of films and synergize promotional activities.
The decision was based on the Decree of Health Minister (KMK) Number HK.01.07 / Menkes / 382/2020 concerning Implementation of Public Health Protocols in Public Places and Public Facilities in Connection with Prevention and Mitigation of Covid-19 and the Joint Decree of Education and Culture Minister and Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Number 02/KB/2020 concerning Prevention and Mitigation of Covid-19 in Culture and Creative Economy Sectors during Covid-19 Emergency Period.