Preventive and Precautionary measures implemented to reopen cinemas across shopping centers.

Web reporter: Abu Dhabi

Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi sets the preventive and precautionary measures to be followed in order to reopen cinemas inside the commercial centers with a capacity of 30%. Covid-19 tests for all employees are necessary before obtaining a permit to resume activity.The department will also carry out inspections to ensure that they are implemented and followed.

Preventive and precautionary measures

  • Intensive sterilization of all theaters every day after working hours.
  • Serve food and beverages in single-use, disposable packages.
  • Provide hand sanitizers at all entrances and exits of public spaces as well as restrooms.
  • Intensive sterilization of movie theaters for atleast 20 to 30 minutes after each screening. 
  • Make sure dedicated cleaning staff clean restrooms after each use.
  • Provide hand sanitizers at the entrance and exits of the cinema.

Safety measures

  • Encourage moviegoers to pay electronically. 
  • Digital seat reservations.
  • Allocate two seats for moviegoers with two seats left empty on each side.
  • Cancel seating every other row in each theater.
  • Cancel an entire row row between every two rows of ticketing and F&B lines.
  • Display floor signage and information boards in prominent locations.


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