Movie theaters reopen in Mexico as restrictions relaxed

Movie theaters reopened in Mexico's capital on Wednesday at 30 percent capacity while the city remains on alert.

After closing for more than four months to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, movie theaters are now implementing new safety procedures, such as checking moviegoers' temperature, sanitizing their shoes and hands, and wearing face masks.

Moviegoer Antonio Alamillo said he attended the very first day of the reopening of Cinepolis movie theater because he "cannot live without cinema."

With popcorn in his hands and before entering the auditorium, moviegoer Alex Duran said the scenario "has changed a lot," compared to the crowds that used to fill the place.

Secretary of Culture of Mexico Alejandra Frausto Guerrero pointed out that in the context of the pandemic, the culture sector has been the first to stop activities and one of the last to resume them due to their "vocation to bring people together." "Little by little we'll resume these spaces," she added.

Movie theaters in Mexico City have remained closed since March 23.

Source(s): AP