CGV Reoperates 47 Cinemas under Relaxed Covid-19 Restriction Policy



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaCGV management, PT Graha Layar Prima (IDX: BLTZ), reopened two more of its cinemas as per today, Sept. 22, adding the total to 47 movie theaters since the eased Covid-19 restrictions in Indonesia.

    Graha Layar Prima director Deoksu Yeo explained that CGV has recently reoperated 8 movie theaters in a number of cities in Indonesia, including in Cirebon and Purwakarta.

    On September 17, the Home Affairs Ministry issued instruction number 42/2021 regarding the community mobility restriction (PPKM) level 4, 3, and 2 of Coronavirus disease 2019 in Java and Bali that saw relaxation in certain regulations.

    "Until September 22, 2021, 47 CGV theaters have been reopened. The corporation has set a number of health measures based on the Health Ministry's instruction and local regulations," Yeo said at the Indonesian Stock Exchange today, Sept. 22.

    BLTZ set a number of procedures for visitors who plan to watch movies at its cinemas.

    The visitors must be above 12 years old and must received complete vaccination. The use of PeduliLindungi is also mandatory to scan the QR code at the location for screening. Staffers and visitors must wear double masks at the cinema area.

    Payment for ticket, as well as food and beverages, is done digitally through website and CGV app or ticketing machines located at the cinema. BLTZ allows the visitors to eat and drink but have to put the mask on after.

    The reopening of movie thaters will hopefully revive the national film industry and the economy in other creative sectors. CGV management also hopes that the public will be able to go back to watch movies at the cinema safely and conveniently by implementing strict health protocols.

    Read: Cinema Safety; Rules to Watch Movies in Jakarta Theaters during Pandemic