Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) has announced that theatres will reopen on 11th of this month, September.
CEAN made the announcement via its official Instagram page on Monday.
Cinemas across the country were closed since March following the outbreak of COVID-19.
“Hip! Hip! Hurray! WE ARE BACK! Visit any Cinema near you from September 11th! We cannot contain our excitement,” CEAN wrote.
Recall that the Chairman of the Association, Patrick Lee, three weeks ago, lamented that the industry lost over N6 billion due to the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19.
He said the industry kept losing N1billion on a monthly basis rendering most of the staff jobless.
“…We have lost over N1billion every month that we have been locked down and it is over N6billion now in six months.
“Most of our staff are currently unemployed and there are also over 20,000 people that depend on the industry in terms of supplies to the industry and those who work with Nollywood and artisans,” he had said.
Lee assured that COVID-19 guidelines will be adhered to, adding that provisions have also been made for air conditioning systems that will pump in oxygen.
“…We have put enough safety protocols in place to ensure that when our customers return to watch movies at the cinemas, they are safe.
“We promise to give room for social distancing, 50 per cent hall occupancy, use of facemask, hand sanitisers and we have made provision for air conditioning systems that would pump in oxygen frequently.”