Coronavirus: movie theaters shut down

Published by Julie M. · Photos by Julie M. · Published on 14 March 2020 at 10h05 · Updated on 16 March 2020 at 13h09
After taken measures to stay open while limiting the Covid-19 contamination risks, movie theaters in Paris and Île-de-France must shut down starting this Sunday March 15, 2020. Hard blow for cinema operators and movie distributors.

In the current health context, Sortiraparis recommends you take all precautions and limit outings. After the ban of public gatherings of over 100 people leading many facilities to close, restaurants, bars, cafés, movie theaters, non-essential stores and many places have to shut down until further notice.

While most places playing movies took measures last Friday to limit the propagation of the coronavirus, settling up a limit to 100 people maximum, as in Pathé Gaumont movie theaters and selling only a row in two to avoid overcrowding, propagation factors; new measures announced by Prime Minister on Saturday March 14, 2020 lead all movie theaters in France to shut down.

Hard blow for cinema operators and movie distributors who already started to postpone opening dates for their blockbusters such as Bond 25 or Bloodshot. In the end, all movies said to be out in the upcoming weeks will have to be postponed. Hard to plan a new release date while nobody knows when theaters will open again.

In the same time, Disney and Netflix have announced to stop all movie production until the end of the crisis and the Cannes Film Festival – held every year and welcoming about 80,000 people and the best of the International cinema – will not happen this year.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 15 March 2020

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