FILE PHOTO: Folks put on face masks as they stroll by a movie show in the course of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) pandemic in Newport, New Jersey, U.S., April 2, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photograph
June 1, 2021
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Masks are not required on the three primary movie show chains in the US for people who find themselves totally vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus, in response to up to date tips on Friday.
AMC Leisure, Cinemark and Regal Cinemas mentioned on their web sites that film goers who should not totally vaccinated will probably be requested to proceed carrying masks, and that different social-distancing measures and cleansing protocols will stay in place.
“In accordance with CDC tips, masks should not required for company who’re totally vaccinated,” AMC mentioned on its web site, referring to the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. “If you’re not totally vaccinated, we ask that you simply proceed to put on a masks all through the theater except actively having fun with meals or drinks.”
Comparable updates to masks coverage had been made on Regal and Cinemark web sites. All three chains mentioned they’d observe state and native mandates on masks carrying, which can be totally different from the CDC tips.
The modifications for film theaters come two weeks after the CDC mentioned that totally vaccinated individuals needn’t put on masks in any setting.
Film-going has begun ramping up in the US after prolonged pandemic-related closures and an absence of latest movie releases.
Film studios and theater chains final week launched a “huge display screen is again” marketing campaign, previewing a summer time stuffed with blockbusters together with the brand new “Quick & Livid” film and the superhero movie “Black Widow.”
Hollywood studios are intently watching field workplace receipts for 2 main movies being launched this weekend – “Cruella,” a prequel story in regards to the villain in “101 Dalmatians,” and the thriller “A Quiet Place Half II.”
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Modifying by Will Dunham)