Italian cinemas to reopen on April 26th
The Ministry of Culture announced
that the Scientific and Technical Committee agreed with the proposals made by
Minister Dario Franceschini with regard to the restarting of cultural
activities, allowing in the “yellow zones” the reopening of cinemas, theatres, and
music halls, both outdoor and indoor, with an increased capacity. The capacity
increases from 25% to 50% of available seats for a maximum of 500 viewers indoor
(previously it was 200) and 1000 outdoor (instead of 400). The public, the artists
and the employees must abide by the health measures as indicated in the
protocols. Moreover, the Scientific and Technical Committee allows the Regions
to greenlight shows and events with a larger number of spectators upon implementation
of additional measures.
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